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Man attacks woman with brick as she walks home

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Police in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, are looking for a man who assaulted a woman with a brick as she was walking home on Tuesday night.

According to police, the incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Police said the woman, who is in her 30s, told them a man whom she didn’t know hit her on the head several times with a brick and then ran way, Sankei Shimbun reported. A passerby saw the woman collapsed on the sidewalk, with blood coming from her head, and called 110.

The woman was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said, adding a blood-stained brick was found nearby.

The assailant is described as being in his 20s or early 30s, about 170 cms tall. Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.

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What a nut. Hope they get him.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

another lunatic without their straight jacket and sedatives on the loose. this is why whenever i go outside my house, I always move on my bike and go fast to avoid people like this.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

A brick is quite a weapon. Hope she recovers and they find this lunatic.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

What is is with all these random attacks?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Another cowardly attacker! What’s the bet he ‘just wanted to kill someone’? Someone that won’t fight back! Loser!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"this is why whenever i go outside my house, I always move on my bike and go fast to avoid people like this."

"Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture" is slightly out in the boonies from the direct metro...and out there who knows what will happen next.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Another cowardly attacker! 

A while back while walking to a _awson , with a 7 story apt bldg on top, came down a large laundry clip, and a piece of rubber near me, which made a loud noise when it hit the ground. I looked up and saw an old hag peering between the clothesline on the 6fl, but since it did not hit me I blew it off, cause if u inform the lobans u could get interrogated more than the perp.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Yet another horrible violent man filled with hate.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

A brick is a deadly weapon, glad she is alive.

Hope they find the nut soon!!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

she was his type or, I just wanted to hit someone or I wanted to see what it felt like, or I was drunk so I don't remember, or I was angry. Anymore out there please feel free to add.

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Police in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, are looking for a man........

No. They are looking for a gutless coward.

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@Do the hustle

 What’s the bet he ‘just wanted to kill someone’?

Close, but delete "someone" and type in "a young woman". I think you'll be closer to the mark then. The "incel" thing isn't confined to Japan, by any means, but is relatively rampant here, in my opinion. (No, I don't have any data. None exists. Just a gut feeling, having lived here 30 years and followed world news closely for longer.)

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I hope the victim makes a complete recovery both mentally and physically. Very disturbing especially since no one would anticipate this kind of thing could or should occur in Japan. Hopefully if and when the subject gets caught he will receive the firing squad and ultimately be gone for eternity. He should receive the firing squad as the world would be a safer place without someone like him.

It is a shock that this kind of thing could ever occur in Japan. Do tourists need to be concerned????? Japan does not have ghetto areas such as Camden, New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey and other similar areas that are frequent in the West. It is understood that Japan is one of the safest countries in the world on scale with the other safest countries such as Singapore, Taiwan and Mainland China.

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Toshiro

You always move very fast and only on your bicycle to avoid attacks like this???

Really? lol!

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SAITAMA

Police in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, are looking for a man who assaulted a woman with a brick as she was walking home on Tuesday night.

So many violent crimes in saitama, japan and so many other places in japan as we see in japanese media every day. Makes one wonder why japan is said to be a safe country.

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Loons are everywhere. Even as a fairly large male, I always keep my eyes peeled and head on a swivel, especially at night. Hope they catch this loser.

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In Japan walking in the nights is dangerous i recommend getting a helmet and wear if everywhere you go like you now need to wear a mask everywhere you go. Hope the poor girl recovers and they find that lunatic.

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@thepersoniamnow: I really need to proofread my comments better before I post them lol. What I was trying to say is whenever I go outside, I tend to use my bike as much as I can and go as fast as safety allows since people like him tend to go for easy targets and going fast shortens your chances of being attacked.

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What is on this loony's mind? Did he just want to ambush anybody or any particular type of person? what a loser and a coward.

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It seems like a lot of Japanese guys Lack respect for women.

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It seems like a lot of Japanese guys Lack respect for women.

yeah right, as if assaults against women don't happen in the west.

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A lot of these kinds of stories recently!

mental cases everywhere thesedays!

I hope they find that looney and lockhim up soon!

0 ( +1 / -1 )

THey need to make a law against attacking people with bricks!

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@Orac

"It seems like a lot of Japanese guys Lack respect for women.

yeah right, as if assaults against women don't happen in the west."

The thing is, in the states unprovoked attackers of male or females are usually killed, by police or the victims or the victims family members. America aint no joke like Japan.

BTW many women have concealed and carny permits these days

So there is no comparison.

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@P. Smith

It seems like a lot of Japanese guys Lack respect for women.

Dont you read World news or something because there is plenty of crime against women everywhere......

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