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43-year-old man arrested for assaulting son at hotel


Police in Urakawa, Hokkaido, said Sunday they have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting his son by hitting him on the head with a cup while they were staying at a hotel for the New Year holiday period.

According to police, the incident occurred in the hotel room at around 7 p.m. Saturday. Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported that the man, his ex-wife and their four children had come from Sapporo to spend the New Year holiday in Urakawa.

Police said the man, who had been drinking heavily in their hotel room, got into an argument with his ex-wife. When his oldest son, who is a high school student, tried to intervene, he hit him on the head with a cup.

The boy left the room, bleeding from a cut to his forehead. A hotel employee saw him bleeding and called police. The boy was treated at a hospital for a minor injury.

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Good for the hotel employee that intervened, too often these incidents of domestic violence go unreported until things with more serious or permanent consequences happen.

17 ( +19 / -2 )

The boy needs to man up. A cup? My dad used to use a leather belt, stick or any heavy object.

I guess the ex wife plus alcohol was the spark.

-22 ( +6 / -28 )

The boy needs to man up.

A despicable remark. My dad was a bit physical, and so was I in turn, I'm ashamed to say.

14 ( +18 / -4 )

The boy needs to man up. A cup? My dad used to use a leather belt, stick or any heavy object.

Sounds like you should've 'manned up' a bit more. What exactly is manly about taking abuse anyway?

16 ( +19 / -3 )


My old man's preferred weapon of choice was often a thick leather belt.

He never got a tear out of me though cos no matter how much it hurt I would give him the satisfaction.

That's manning up not your crass little dig cos he did man up by stepping in and trying to I presume protect his mother from his drunk father.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

No wonder and thankfully it is his X wife. This mutt is obviously a wife and child beater which is to say scum of the earth! Hopefully she won’t make the mistake of giving him another chance!

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Some people should never become parents.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Rodney - The boy needs to man up.

He did. He stepped up to protect his mother.

A cup? My dad used to use a leather belt, stick or any heavy object.

What does your awful childhood have to do with it?

15 ( +15 / -0 )

I applaud the boy. Took a shot for him Mum. He deserves respect. Good job son! Good job!

10 ( +10 / -0 )

We are only on the second day of this year and today alone we've got this lout beating his son, another father-of-the-year who attempted to kill his son, and yesterday a number of family or roommate murders as well. Going for the record this year?

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

The boy needs to man up.

Please take your toxic masculinity elsewhere. No child should have to endure abuse and violence. This "father" should be charged with assault.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Sign of the times.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The boy needs to man up. A cup? 

You ought to learn to read. What difference does it make with what was used to cause bleeding to the head?

Boy "manned up" big time by standing up to his father and intervening on his mother's behalf.

This comment sounds like a childish key-board commando bully!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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