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71-year-old man arrested for assaulting convenience store employee with umbrella

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Police in Toyoura, Hokkaido, have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting a 35-year-old convenience store employee by beating him with an umbrella.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 p.m. Saturday, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported. Store surveillance camera footage showed the man walk into the store and suddenly start hitting the employee at the register with an umbrella several times. Another store employee called 110.

Police said the victim was not seriously injured.

The man, whose address is unknown, told police he has nothing to say and has remained silent since his arrest. Police said the store employees told them they had never seen the man before.

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A crazed male Mary Poppins eh, lol.

Maybe he just went potty, there’s a lot of it about. At least nobody was badly hurt.

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the victim was not seriously injured.

Even with an umbrella he still harmless.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Probably hungry and wants to spend the winter in prison.

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Umbrellas are dangerous weapons, so maybe heat attack?

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Looking for 3 squares and a futon, perhaps.

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Lol

Must have been one hell of a umbrella.

Maybe similar to what james bond would use.

I want one of these beasts .

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71-year-old man arrested for assaulting convenience store employee with umbrella

Wow! Real tough guy.

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People sucking for answers for why Japanese are more violent?

1.Increasing poverty

2.individualism becoming more common

3.Inability to control emotions when drunk etc

4.Foreign store clerks?

There could be others but the above might explain most of it

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

If its an arubaito, then I understand.

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It's been very warm up there lately.

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I’m always chatting to my local combini staff whom I’ve known for years

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He’s lucky my daughter wasn’t on shift at Family Mart lol

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