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Man arrested after assaulting man who tried to get into taxi ahead of him

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Police in Shizuoka City have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he punched a 35-year-old man who tried to get into a taxi ahead of him on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred at around 1 a.m. in Aoi Ward, local media reported. Police said the two men do not know each other.

According to police, the suspect, a company employee, hailed a taxi. As the taxi stopped, the victim attempted to get into the taxi first and an argument ensured. The suspect then punched the victim in the face.

The taxi driver called 110.

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Arrested the wrong person.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

The suspect then punched the victim in the face.

Simple, just don't interrupt the line if not interested to get punch

7 ( +14 / -7 )

LOL. It made my morning!

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

There was no line. You don’t have to punch the person. He might have been mistaken assuming taxi stopped for him if he didn’t see the other guy hailed the taxi. He just needed to confirm with taxi driver that taxi was stopped for him.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Yeh this guy needed to be punched! Obviously the other guy let him know the taxi wasn’t for him but he still wanted to argue after pushing in! Hate selfish people like that!

11 ( +16 / -5 )

The 'japanese way' sometimes is mind-boggling.

In any other country these nasties only pick up a fight or disrespect someone if they can own it.

In the japanese way, the scum bark out loud or cause a road rage incident so the minute you get closer they put out their phones and threat you to call the police.

We need more details but I can kind of picture what happened here.

Witnessed the same disrespect a 1000 times before.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

There was no line. You don’t have to punch the person. He might have been mistaken assuming taxi stopped for him if he didn’t see the other guy hailed the taxi. He just needed to confirm with taxi driver that taxi was stopped for him.

The "mistake" could have probably be solved with a sumimasen but I assume the 'victim' here probably just stared at his phone while pulling the japanese 'not hearing/seeing you' phoney face.

They know they can do these kind of thing everyday because no one will do anything in fear of getting arrested for even shoving the guy aside.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

The victim could have won if he had just thrown "paper". The assailant obviously played "rock".

Amateur.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

You can't just punch someone. But I understand his frustration. He hailed the taxi after all. This is actually pretty common ion Japan. I've been standing in line about to get on a train when out of nowhere someone jumps in front of me. These same types are the ones who after getting on the train, run to a seat to sit down often times disregarding elderly or children.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Honestly sounds like he deserved it

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Police in Shizuoka City have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he punched a 35-year-old man who tried to get into a taxi ahead of him on Sunday morning.

Looks likely the 35 year old man did try to get into the taxi ahead of him. I abhor blatant selfishness like this. I don't condone violence but I can understand why the 26 year old threw a punch at him. It was straight out inappropriate and uncivilized.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I understand the puncher's feelings 100 percent.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I get it. A punch deserved.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Too many people supporting this unnecessary and casual violence - everyone must refrain from touching anyone else inappropriately in any circumstances, as this is actually assault and can land you in court with a criminal record to follow.

Any such minor transgressions can and should be settled quietly in a civilised manner, no need to stress out with hitting anyone, really.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Violence should never be the first answer, but it always needs to the second. A society that attempts to eliminate the real or perceived threat of physical repercussions for social misdeeds is an unhealthy one, and runs contrary to basic human evolutionary principles - violence has and continues to be a necessary survival tool, helping people secure food for their families, protect themselves against threats, guard their territory, and stop idiots stealing their place in a taxi lineup.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Violence should never be the first answer, but it always needs to the second.

To protect yourself and anyone you might care about from physical harm, yes. Probably not worth getting arrested and possibly derailing your life because you got annoyed with some bellend cutting in line.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Too many people supporting this unnecessary and casual violence - everyone must refrain from touching anyone else inappropriately in any circumstances, as this is actually assault and can land you in court with a criminal record to follow.

Exactly why the world is the way it is now. A simple punch in the face is sometimes the quick and easy way to both correct bad behavior and educate.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

A simple punch in the face is sometimes the quick and easy way to both correct bad behavior and educate.

Not this time. The guy that let his hands go got arrested by the cops. Neither quick, nor easy.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Far too much aggression on show here - there should be zero, repeat, zero hitting of anyone at anytime.

There's a good reason why the cops arrested the one with the loose fists, and now he's headed for the courts. Not rocket science, just cut-out the impulsive stupidity that is on show here.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Far too much aggression on show here - there should be zero, repeat, zero hitting of anyone at anytime.

I'm sure the next guy who cuts into your line will take on board that Cupcakes'N'Rainbows philosophy as he speeds away in your taxi.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

There was no line. You don’t have to punch the person. He might have been mistaken assuming taxi stopped for him if he didn’t see the other guy hailed the taxi

In fact, there was a queue, as Japanese media have reported:

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/4341a7d979cc17195eb6ebfb80bf20cad6ae8e8a

3 ( +3 / -0 )

A fight for a taxi in national headlines..

Proving again and again that Japan is one of the safest countries to live in the world..

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Far too much aggression on show here - 

False bravado.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Those who are in favour of punching should accompany the criminal in his jail for few months. You may also learn some civilised manners.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

False bravado.

As opposed to genuine bravado?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

As opposed to genuine bravado?

Well, they are opposites.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

You might not like how it works here but it's very black or white - there's no gray zone in Japan so you can't go around punching people.

It's the reasons that I very rarely see fights here, and I'll put my hand up and say that I like it much better this way.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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