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Police issue arrest warrant for driver over air gun incident on expressway

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for the driver of a minivan who fired an air gun at a car he was tailgating on the Tomei Expressway in Aichi Prefecture.

The incident occurred at around 7 a.m. last Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The driver of the black minivan tailgated the car driven by a 23-year-old man, blaring his horn. He leaned out the window and fired an air gun at the back of the car. He also moved into the passing lane, drove alongside the victim’s car and fired more pellets into the side of the car before dropping back and resuming his tailgating.

The victim's work colleague, who was in the passenger seat, filmed the incident.

About 80 minutes later, the minivan stopped on the Chuo Expressway in Gifu Prefecture after it ran out of gas. When questioned by Gifu prefectural police, the man said he wanted to go to the toilet and ran away. A woman was also in the minivan. Police found an air gun in the vehicle.

Police said the minivan had been stolen.

Police believed the suspect, who is in his 40s, may have been responsible for other similar incidents. Two cars were tailgated and had pellets from an air gun fired at them on the Hanshin Expressway in Kobe City during July and August. In another case, pellets were fired at a pedestrian on a street road of Kobe City.

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And, a nutcase from Kobe. For once it's not Saitama. :)

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Wow! A loon on the run in safety Japan.

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Stolen car, no fuel, shooting pellets obviously not a big fan life planning. And he left the girl in the car.

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When questioned by Gifu prefectural police, the man said he wanted to go to the toilet and ran away. 

Gifu's finest.

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A woman was also in the minivan and an air gun was found in the vehicle.

Now THAT is what I call objectification of women! Woman, air gun, luggage, sunglasses....just things you find in vehicles left behind by crazy dudes!

Also curious that an arrest warrant was issued but no name in the article. We have his age and gender only.

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Can she be arrested for aiding a fugitive?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

LOL what a loser

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Please find this madman and lock him up ASAP.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Not mentioned in the article was the fact the airgun had been illegally modified to increase its firepower. Bullets actually penetrated (marginally) the victim's car. Police will not rest until they locate this Chinpira.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

You can't make this stuff up. Great movie material.

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Uh oh. Will now need to go through extra steps to get air guns. Between that and gasoline for small machinery... ugh

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"he wanted to go to the toilet and ran away" hahaha

Too funny tell me it's it's not true.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Could of caused a serious accident if the driver thought it was a gun and swerved to the side. Or maybe a pellut in the eye. Rookies cops wat are they thinking.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Some getaway plan, stolen vehicle, fire an air gun, get caught on video and then run out of gas. Great plan.

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And, a nutcase from Kobe. For once it's not Saitama. :)

Haha! I bet he owns a deathed-out Hiace with a 足立 numberplate though.

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rgcivilian1 - Some getaway plan, stolen vehicle, fire an air gun, get caught on video and then run out of gas. Great plan.

And, after all that madness he got away by asking to go to the toilet.

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What a piece of work, hope they catch him quickly. The woman is claiming they met that day for the first time via SNS.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

This is another reason to be really glad that real handguns are banned in Japan. Rifles should be banned too.

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