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Intoxicated YouTuber arrested for punching woman in bar while filming video

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 35-year-old self-professed YouTuber whose address and occupation are unknown, on suspicion of punching a 27-year-old woman while filming a video. 

According to police, the incident occurred early in the morning of May 4. Sankei Shimbun reported that Seiji Ohara allegedly punched the woman on the side of her head at a bar in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district. The victim did not suffer any serious injuries, police said.

Police said Ihara has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I was drunk and can’t recall anything. But if I did do it, I am sorry.”

Ohara told police he was filming a video of himself drinking liquor with a high alcohol content when he became intoxicated and rowdy. The recording was shot in a bar that allows video streaming. 

Ohara has been posting videos on the video-sharing website YouTube under the name “Shinyacho.”

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Ah... the good old “kind remember” excuse...

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“I was drunk and can’t recall anything. But if I did do it, I am sorry.”

IF, dude you caught yourself on tape doing it, then you, like the idiot drunk you are, posted the evidence online.

It's pretty obvious that the lights do not shine too brightly with this dude!

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YouTuber whose address and occupation are unknown

he is a youtuber haha (unemployed drunk)

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Saw this video, it was grainy but it was hardly a punch. Just drunken horsing around, yes he's an idiot, but don't think it qualifies as assault

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I was drunk and can’t recall anything.

I have seen this excuse been used quite a lot. Even by some police officers who got themselves into some trouble. I always wonder, If I used that excuse, how would that work out for me?

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It's an assault if he touched her, it doesn't matter how hard

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Guaranteed to get a lot of "hits".

5 ( +7 / -2 )

It's an assault if he touched her, it doesn't matter how hard

Not half wrong. I think you are referring to "Sexual Assault". But yeah I saw the video, just another douchebag youtuber.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

You're right. I spoke too quickly. Just the threat of violence is an assault. When you hit them it's assault and battery.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Another social vlogger.

A scourge upon society no matter what country.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Same old excuse. He will get off eith no punishment. Old Japanese men always look out for each other. Crime doesnt matter. That excuse is used too much.

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“Same old excuse. He will get off eith no punishment. Old Japanese men always look out for each other.”

35 is now old!?!

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Why on earth all these useless films of people doing dumb stuff and p[osting them on YouTube can actually be aprofession and earn folks a living is beyond me.

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Steven FennelToday 07:33 am JST

Saw this video, it was grainy but it was hardly a punch. Just drunken horsing around, yes he's an idiot, but don't think it qualifies as assault"

Don't be an enabler...what if he had killed someone while "horsing around"

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Don't be an enabler...what if he had killed someone while "horsing around"

Oh come on! Some people really need to be wrapped in cotton wool. It's been said above that it was hardly a punch. I don't even see how this is news worthy.

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"self-professed YouTuber" is a "thing" now? is it like being an "influencer" who pays for fake "followers", or being under the influence of the illusion that he somehow matters?

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YouTube should be informed first and foremost and asked to ban the man, since his vlogging is the direct cause of this. Second, he should be charged with assault and given the maximum charges.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

You tube blogging is a "thing", and it is a good thing, breaking the stranglehold the major media conglomerates have on news and visual entertainment.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

I definitely don't want to have a video of myself when I am drunk.

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Civitas

Filming yourself drinking "a strong alcoholic drink" is a good thing?  That breaks the media conglomerates "stranglehold" on the news?

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All great stories begin with "alcohol"!

I hope that he gets help!

I once took the stage and started singing "Roxette songs" while I was drunk.

It is also on Youtube, somewhere. I also offered up a few racial/homophobic slurs on my way out of the bar.

I don't remember one darn thing about it. But I can carry a tune pretty well!

The youtube title is something like "flaming (R) plays guitar hero and slaps a bum"!

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I don't think the media should be providing publicity by giving out this idiots YouTube handle.

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Just scum.

But the idiots who see videos like this are not really better.

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“Youtuber” haha, get a job!!!!

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