Police in Hirano, Osaka, have arrested six minors for disrupting traffic and causing a motorbike driver to crash.
According to police, the incident occurred on May 10 at around 4:20 a.m. The six boys, aged 13 and 14, placed about 30 small concrete blocks, bricks and PET bottles on a nine-meter-wide road, Fuji TV reported. A 48-year-old man riding a motorbike fell off his bike after it hit one of the obstacles and suffered broken ribs and other injuries, police said.
Prior to the incident, the gang rode their bikes into a nearby convenience store and harassed an employee, police said. The employee then called 110.
The group's leader was quoted by police as saying they thought it would be exciting to see a police car rush to the scene and crash after hitting the obstacles.
The boys, who met through the LINE messaging app, were identified through street surveillance camera footage.© Japan Today