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37-year-old man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old boy in Chiba

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Police in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man for kidnapping and assaulting a 12-year-old boy.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Daisuke Ishida, approached the boy from behind as he was returning home on the evening of Sept 26. TBS reported that Ishida took the boy to a nearby park and struck him across the face and head, and tried to choke him, but the boy was able to break free and run home with only minor injuries.

Police said that Ishida called them from a payphone in the park and told them that he had killed someone. When police arrived at the scene and started questioning Ishida about what had happened, he suddenly punched one of the officers.

During questioning, Ishida has been rambling and his remarks have been inconsistent with the reality of events, TBS quoted a police spokesman as saying.

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Wow, these kinds of reports of chilfren in harm's way are just too many these days.

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Another day, another assault on a child by an adult. Teach your children stranger and known-people danger.

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Wow, I thought this was a joke at first. Obviously he lost some marbles and never picked them up. Time for a one way trip to the funny farm away from kids.

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the suspect, identified as Daisuke Ishida, approached the boy from behind as he was returning home

not sure if stranger danger really applies here since he was attacked from behind.

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Hopefully, if all this is true, this sick pup will get locked up, and spend many years in jail being 'approached from behind'.

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The world today is not nice to children. They are getting killed by shooting, bombing, beheading, etc etc.

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Glad that the boy is safe and unharmed .... these does shall be locked

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Chiba once more. Why are the police out and about watching out for the very people they live with?

With all of these crimes why are the parents not out and watching?

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Hopefully, if all this is true, this sick pup will get locked up, and spend many years in jail being 'approached from behind'.

Again with the "prison rape is an appropriate form of justice" comments? Rape isn't a punchline.

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Another example of someone with mental issues committing a serious crime.

If the events, as I'm reading them, are true, then there is a very high chance that this crime might never have happened had the suspect's mental issues been addressed and dealt with professionally.

Come on Japan, give people the help they need before it's too late - as it is for this suspect, and almost was for the 12 year old boy.

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He need not be free...put him away for a long time...PLEASE! We don't need another child slicer on the loose.

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He could be on some kind of drug... so-called "loop-hole" drugs?

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not sure if stranger danger really applies here since he was attacked from behind.

Child safety advocates are trying to get away from the "Stranger: DANGER!" catch-phrase. They've found that children take that concept literally and fear ALL strangers, even ones that could help them out of a dangerous situation (like police officers).

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Fadamor - do they suggest any kind of alternative?

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Fadamor - do they suggest any kind of alternative?

Not in a cute catch-phrase. The commercially produced safety program our schools use is called "The Safe Side" and instead of the nebulous word "stranger" they use three different more concrete descriptors for adults that are easier to compartmentalize by kids: "Don't knows", "Kinda knows", and "Safe Side Adults". Safe Side Adults are the ones specifically designated by the kid's parents as those who should always be trusted in case of trouble (police, parents of the kid's friends if known by the kid's parents, etc).

http://www.thesafeside.com/

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I've told my son repeatedly of anyone tries to get him to go with them aka kidnapping that he can yell , punch , kick , hit ect. He knows along his school route which houses he can run to for help. We live less than 10 minutes from his school but I've given him a house on every block that he can go to for help. Two of which are businesses. He knows not to get into anyone's car except for his grandparents. He knows to run in the opposite direction if someone pulls up in a car and to go to one of his safety places. He knows he won't get in trouble for someone is bothering him. Parents are FIRST in line to teach the kids about safety. No one thinks it'll happen to us. We had someone approach an 8 yr old boy in a car before summer break. The school DID NOT inform any parents. They told the kids not to get into a strangers car and left it at that. I found out through the grapevine and then asked my son about it. We speak weekly if not more about his safety. Not in a scary way but he needs it reiterated in his head that he should not go with someone he does/doesn't know unless I say it's ok. You don't have to approach it in a terrifying way to help them learn but they need to know its not a joking subject.

Sorry about the essay !(◎_◎;)

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He took a Bad batch of drugs?

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Sorry about the essay !(◎_◎;)

All good advice.

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Dappo herb, aka "kiken drug" again?

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Its almost as if Saitama and Chiba are competing for which can have more disturbing incidents.

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Fadamor - thanks.

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Again with the "prison rape is an appropriate form of justice" comments? Rape isn't a punchline.

LFRAgain, I couldn't agree more. If anyone said that a woman deserved rape, they'd be hounded, tarred and feathered, but when a man commits a crime, these comments abound.

Rape is wrong, period.

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