One of the most annoying sounds is the revving of groups of motorbike engines at all hours of the day and night. They’re often referred to as "bosozoku" which, although often translated as “biker gangs,” can be misleading as that would imply the use of at least somewhat cool bikes. Bosozoku kids, contrastingly, often ride scooters customized for peak annoyance of all those around, and some of them don’t actually ride their bikes at all.
Despite efforts by law enforcement, this trend continues all over Japan. So it comes as no surprise when people take the law into their own hands. In the case of one Nara resident, “the law” came in the form of an iron bar which he used to break the knee of an allegedly noisy biker.
The Tenri department of the Nara Prefectural Police announced the arrest of a 47-year-old ryokan manager on suspicion of assault. The suspicion seems pretty strong as police quote the man as saying he did it “without question.”
The incident took place on June 11 June at around 10 p.m. after police had reportedly received numerous complaints of groups of noisy motorbikes being ridden around Tenri City. As the victim, an 18-year-old handyman, was riding in front of the suspect’s ryokan, he was struck in the left knee by a man wielding 1-meter iron bar, receiving a fracture that required two months to recover from.
When the ryokan manager was questioned by police, he reportedly said: “The racket from the engine noise pissed me off.”
Source:Yahoo! Japan News
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