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Man arrested after injuring motorcyclist with rope stretched across highway

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Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 52-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he tied a rope across a national highway, injuring a motorcyclist who was knocked off his bike.

According to police, Katsuo Oshiro was apprehended at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday after a witness earlier called police to report that a man was attaching a nylon rope to the handrails of steps going up to a pedestrian overpass along National Route 132 in Higashidacho. The rope was about 1.5 meters from the ground and stretched across the 20-meter-wide highway.

A 29-year-old male motorcyclist from Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, ran into the rope and injured his neck, after being knocked off his bike, Fuji TV reported.

According to police, Oshiro has admitted to setting up the rope but he has denied any murderous intent. He was quoted as saying he just wanted to stop traffic.

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According to police, Oshiro has admitted to setting up the rope but he has denied any murderous intent. He was quoted as saying he just wanted to stop traffic.

Stop traffic? Motorbikers and cyclists maybe, but only by injuring or killing them. What did he think would happen?

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Moron!

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Good on the witness for calling the police, but it's unfortunate they weren't able to warn the biker in time. (Impossible for one person to stop traffic coming from both directions - and maybe scary to do so in front of the loon tying a rope across the road.)

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Another crazy senior in Japan. You hear about teenagers doing this in other countries

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maybe the goofballs were riding really loud motorcycles and it ticked him off?

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Another crazy senior in Japan.

He's 52, not a senior, that's middle aged. I suppose you are some wet behind the ears youngster who think anyone over 30 should be euthanised.

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"Oshiro has admitted to setting up the rope but he has denied any murderous intent."

are you serious?

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Lunatic. This is attempted

murder. Lock this loser up before he does some really damage

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"He was quoted as saying he just wanted to stop traffic."

Who made him in charge of traffic flow- I get it another loon.on the loose.

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random stabbings, random hammer attacks, and now this. what is going wrong in japan?

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This guy obviously watched too many cartoons!

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Well, murderous intent or not, he nearly murdered someone. Lock him up.

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Another crazy senior in Japan.

He's not a senior; he's 52.

People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s also commit crimes in Japan.

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"He's not a senior; he's 52."

Yeah but in many parts of the states, he would be called dusty..

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Katsuo Oshiro probably thought he was being cute and funny. That irresponsible idiot nearly got somebody killed with his childish prank! He needs to be in jail and then he'll find out just what kind of 'cute tricks' HE can get away with! Let's see if he'll be giggling now.

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