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Head of ward office in Okinawa town sets man on fire in parking lot

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The head of a ward in the small Okinawan town of Kumejima was arrested Thursday after he sprayed a man with a gasoline-like liquid and set him on fire.

According to police, Madomari Ward head Fumio Ohashigawa knew the 68-year-old victim. The incident took place in a parking lot near the victim's house at around 5:30 p.m. The victim suffered severe burns over all of his body and is in serious condition.

Police are currently investigating the source of trouble between the two men.

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Jesus, that sounds painful. Has the guy been arrested for attempted murder? This was obviously premeditated.

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better pay your ward tax on time.

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Disgusting act, he should hang for that one !

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Wow! Wonder what brought on such violence...

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Civil servants, they just don't handle criticism that well.

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And his name is Madoman? He is a madman.

I think much of this barbaric behavior is inspired by violence on television. People get strange ideas and then, really, do they expect to get away with it? Well okay, in Japan the sentence for attempted murder is two years in prison, maybe. If you succeed, okay then it's five years.

What a barbaric country. On the other hand, this is human nature, the desire to harm others and not care about consequences.

I thought this was peacetime throughout much of the world. Apparently not.

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awesome...right out of a movie!

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Police are currently investigating the source of trouble between the two men..........ya think?

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awesome...right out of a movie!

what is wrong with our species?!

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bob91343, the name is Fumio Ohashigawa. Madomari Ward is the area he supervises.

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Ignition by the Ignitor

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People are certainly finding new and creative ways to torture and kill each other. Prayers to the man who is likely suffering horrible pain...

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And his name is Madoman? He is a madman.............

FAIL

I think much of this barbaric behaviour is inspired by violence on >television.

Duh, when was the last time you saw someone doused with gasoline and set on fire, on TV? FAIL

People get strange ideas and then, really, do they expect to get away >with it?

Do you really think he cared about getting away with it?

What a barbaric country. On the other hand, this is human nature, the >desire to harm others and not care about consequences.

Really? So the 99% of people who live in peace are to be judged by the 1% who want to kill or wage war............ FAIL

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head of the ward office. is that a public official?!?!?!??!?

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Cops: Ohashigawa-san why did you set him on fire?

Ohashigawa: He was not my type!

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WOW that must hurt!!!! Ive burnt myself with a ciggy and screamed......

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Things can get really ugly if you don't sort your trash out right.

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This clown probably has the article about those kids that lit up another kid over a bike and video game in America on his refrigerator door.

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I wonder what the guy did to deserve this attack, if anything at all?

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"gasoline-like liquid"

What, exactly?

Anyway, that wasn't very nice. Not very nice at all.

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Sounds like attempted murder to me. Just awful, trying to recover from serious burns. The poor guy is going to have months of pain. I'm not sure there is a punishment that suits such a horrific crime.

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IMagine that. A violent crime in Okinawa, and it wasn't committed by a uniformed American. Must be a first...

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He goes to the victim's house (or near it, at least), sprays him with a flammable liquid, then torches him. Raise your hand if you think a heartfelt "Sumimasen!" is not going to cut it when he goes before the judge.

(raise)

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I think much of this barbaric behaviour is inspired by violence on >television. Duh, when was the last time you saw someone doused with gasoline and set on fire, on TV? FAIL

This is nothing new, per se. It's the MO de rigueur for bank robbers. Douse a teller and you have the necessary threat. Villains are an innovative bunch.

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Fumio, I can assure you that you have now joined the ranks of the unemployed and a position of rotisserie to mankind will be hard to find.

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Could have been 60% awamori that was set off by a ciggie. The 60% is mean stuff!

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OK, I'm taking this as a warning - I am definitely going to pay my overdue city tax soon now! I hope the poor old fella gets well - and Javnation - I loved your scathing rebuttal of that other poster...FAIL!

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I guess Okinawans really believe in strong government.

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Bad day at the office?

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