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Man arrested for ramming car into work crew, killing one; claims he ‘wanted to be a god’

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and dangerous driving resulting in injury after he deliberately drove his car into three workmen cutting grass along a prefectural road in Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture on Monday.

Two of the work crew sustained injuries while one died later, Fuji TV reported. Police said the driver, Kei Aono, of no fixed address and occupation, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying: “I wanted to kill [in order] to become a god.”

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. The three workmen were cutting grass along the median strip of a prefectural road when Aono drove into them. He then hit their truck.

Two of the men were seriously injured, while the third, a 46-year-old man, died later in hospital.

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Is it just me or have there been a plethora of people over the past year giving "just wanted to kill" as their motive?

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Death penalty for this animal.

So many of these people walking around in Japan. Suspect everyone, and keep a close eye on those nutcases muttering to themselves in public

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Death penalty for this animal.

I think a mental institution would be better.

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“I wanted to kill [in order] to become a god.”

Well. Did it work?

"Ray, the next time anyone asks you if you're a god you say YES!"

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"Kei Aono, of no fixed address and occupation"

there you go...

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nutcrack coward..

they are in the midst of Japan...

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What's more frustrating is the loban's will rescue them if you take one of them out in self defense.

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Hang the scum from the neck until he expires. What a coward.

RIP to the poor workman just doing his job.

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Schizophrenia?

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Is it just me or have there been a plethora of people over the past year giving "just wanted to kill" as their motive?

Are you new here?

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Haven't you heard? Doing it with a vehicle is the latest fashion. In his twisted mind, anyway.

Re "I wanted to become a god." 「神になりたかった」. Sounds as if he forgot to shout the magic words at the right time though.

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Russell Crowe talking about his new film. Sound familiar?

Crowe's reason for taking on the role was because it tapped into a certain anger or selfishness which, he feels, has become the default position in recent years.

"I started to realise this type of rage is happening continuously all over the place, that seems to be a place we've arrived at in Western society," he says. "For our example it's a guy using a car as a weapon, but it's also people stepping into places of worship, schools, nightclubs, and opening fire. It's people going crazy in a supermarket over toilet rolls."

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53236426

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Sorry to say but there is a huge income gap here in Japan as well.

Things are just dressed up better here.

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God? He may be dyslexic because from now he is going to be treated like a dog.

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Kei Aono, of no fixed address and occupation

Don't you need an address to register a car and prove you have a parking space for it?

And a job to pay for gas, tax, insurance, and shaken?

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Is it just me or have there been a plethora of people over the past year giving "just wanted to kill" as their motive

Do you mean the commenters here who demand painful execution after reading a short news article with little information? You may be right, but I think it's been going on for a long time.

I started to realise this type of rage is happening continuously all over the place, that seems to be a place we've arrived at in Western society,

I sometimes wonder whether it coincides with the reduction in the number of smokers. We may be smelly, but we tend to hang back for a while and have a puff before doing anything rash.

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@garypen

Don't you need an address to register a car and prove you have a parking space for it?

And a job to pay for gas, tax, insurance, and shaken?

Last time I checked YES,

but you know he probably slipped through one of those brethren or family cracks.

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Oh, good grief! There are some real nutters out there. Condolences to the families.

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Kei Aono, of no fixed address and occupation, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying: “I wanted to kill [in order] to become a god.”

You know, there are other ways of doing this without any crimes! Just do what I did! I used the Dragonballs.

But all jokes aside, just imagine what the deceased man's family have to go through! Perhaps he was the bread-winner of the family, or a single father trying to make a living for his kids while this stupid idiot ends his life for the stupidest of reasons! My heart goes out to the victim's families.

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Hummmmm, Too Much Hash!!?

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Not sure which God he wants to be, there are about 4889 gods, pick one and I hope you will soon meet him in his HELL.

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Mark

Hummmmm, Too Much Hash!!?

This is NOT the sort of thing that Hashish makes people do.

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Hummmmm, Too Much Hash!!?

What a strange comment. There isn't (much?) hash in Japan. Can't say I've ever heard of anyone having it. There is however a lot of meth (it was originally invented in Japan after all) and speed. This definitely fits that drug more than hash.

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