Take our user survey and make your voice heard.

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


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.

© Japan Today

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

Login to comment

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

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It's been very warm up there lately.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

If its an arubaito, then I understand.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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 )

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

Wow! Real tough guy.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )


Must have been one hell of a umbrella.

Maybe similar to what james bond would use.

I want one of these beasts .

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Looking for 3 squares and a futon, perhaps.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Umbrellas are dangerous weapons, so maybe heat attack?

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Probably hungry and wants to spend the winter in prison.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

the victim was not seriously injured.

Even with an umbrella he still harmless.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

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.

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites