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High school student beaten, robbed by 3 men in Mie

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A female high school student was beaten and had her bag stolen by three men while she was walking home in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, police said Tuesday.

According to police, the 18-year-old girl was on her way back home when the incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, TV Asahi reported. Police said the girl told them that two men with metal bats hit her from the front, while a third man stole her handbag containing about 3,000 yen.

Police said the girl chased the men and tried to get her bag back, but she was beaten again. Police said the girl was taken to hospital where she received five stitches to close up the wound on her lower lip.

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She has way more courage than the three cowardly thieves! My hat off to her! And apologies to her "fellow" humans done this.

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Yes, she definitely has more courage than these three thugs combined! I hope they catch these three!!

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Loosers. Please catch them.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Metal baseball bats to rob a school girl and for ¥3000 yen?! Hope they catch them soon before they hurt someone seriously.

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Wow! Shocking. They probably would have killed me.

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Wow! The girl has spunk! Being hit in the face by two thugs while the third loser grabs her bag, she must have been frightened and in shock. But she still has the courage to run after them! While I wish I had her strength and courage to endure a beating and give some lickings in return, I most probably would have been seriously injured or dead. Hope those losers are quickly apprehended and given a taste of their own medicine.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

That girl has bigger balls (methaphrically) than the three morons who robbed her.

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Robbing a girl for 3000 yen, these guys are master criminals.

Police said the girl chased the men and tried to get her bag back, but she was beaten again. Police said the girl was taken to hospital where she received five stitches to close up the wound on her lower lip

This kind of illogical bravery will always get you killed.

As for those thugs, well I hope they meet a very violent end to their life of crime.

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3 guys on a girl... hope someone catches em and cuts their balls off.. its not like they need em in the first place

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Boy how times have changed. As a high school student, if I wasn't home by 8:00 on a school night the doors would get locked and I'd be stuck outside thinking of a good story to tell the parents.

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"That girl has bigger balls (methaphrically) than the three morons who robbed her."

Some in Yokohama, Yokusuka, Shinjuku, and east Ueno have even bigger ones (metaphorically speaking)

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Glad the is ok although, she is gonna have physical and emotional scars for a long time. She was mugged and beaten for 30 bucks? It seems Japan is far from being the safe country it is touted to be, especially if you are a kid or a woman. It seems the thugs in Japan only attack the innocent and defenseless. They are not thugs at all! They are cowards!

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Might have been on a deserted street. Going home alone at that time gets me thinkink how much Japan has changed. If possible she should have been escorted.

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And again and again.

Japan not as safe as some think (or used to be).

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Because it takes 3 coward to beat up one girl and take what little cash she had....keep it classy!

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Kuwana, pretty industrial area, sadly lot of low rent characters. Times must be tough, but come on? 3 on 1 on a High School girl? ....." robbed by 3 men in Mie" there are plenty of words that could describe these cretins: cowards, losers, scoundrels, jerks, asses, wimps, creeps. Its a travesty of the word "man" to call them that.

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"Safety" Japan. I had two students tell me yesterday they were chased and hit by a "strange man". One in Nagoya Station in front of many and the while walking home from school. Neither went to the police to report the incidents. Why? The cops won't do anything and it's a waste of time. Glad this girl went to the police. Take care folks. There are a lot of inicidents like this one that don't get reported nor any media attention.

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Man, she must have not been hit very hard if she was able to run after them immediately or she is an iron girl. Police, go get these suckas.

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@DaDude Well, I thought as you did but a metal bat is a metal bat. I really wonder if the doctor checked her out. The two guys might have just gestured in a threatening manner then when she ran after them, used their fists. Or if she might have really great self preservation instincts and also studied self defense so was able to dodge being hit and caught the bats as the thugs swung them. (too many Jackie Chan movies? =p) Gotta read between the lines.

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This kind of illogical bravery will always get you killed.

Well, clearly not always. She was taken to a hospital to receive stitches and fight another day. ;-)

Kudos to her for not wanting to put up with this B.S., but you're right in that it probably wasn't the wisest course of action to go after three guys with bats who had already demonstrated their willingness to use them.

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The very fact that this minor assault is in the headlines is a good reminderthat Japan is a pretty safe country.

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"Safety" Japan. I had two students tell me yesterday they were chased and hit by a "strange man". One in Nagoya Station in front of many and the while walking home from school. Neither went to the police to report the incidents. "

Why? The cops won't do anything and it's a waste of time. Many people have also said ithis,but if the tables are turned by a pound cake festival..then guess who's comming to dinner, with imapact measurement; syclops analysis for the instigator side. Makes you feel real safe.

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My ex was attacked by some skum bag in Aoyama Cemetary, it is a common walk way to get from Nogizaka station over to the other side of that area (forgot what it's called). She was wearing the engagement ring I gave her, a raised, Marquise type, decent sized diamond. When the ass came at her, she SWUNG at him, and sucessfully SLASHED him well enough that he RAN OFF. Later, she told me there was NO WAY he was going to take her BAG, then he would have known where she LIVED. Was proud to know I was married to a real FIGHTER. Let this be a lesson skum bags, all females are NOT easy prey.

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I follow joebigs: Never ever do that outside Japan. A bat swing is your jaw crushed or skull trauma if lucky. If unlucky, it is a gun pointed at you...

I would call this simply harassment.

Of course, if you have studied self-defense and feel confident, you may defend yourself but that is uncommon for one against three.

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18 year old school girl walking home at 11.30pm with 3 mill yen in her bag ? Some more explanation needed.

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Her bag contained 3,000 yen.

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