Police in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he dropped a bowling ball to the street below from the 4th-floor corridor of his apartment building.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:40 p.m. on April 10, Kyodo News reported. Police said Michio Shimizu, a carpenter, who lives on the 4th floor, has admitted to dropping the 6.7-kilogram ball but denied intent to kill anyone below.
The ball did not fall near anyone walking by the building. It hit the ground near a bar on the first floor.
Police said Shimizu has so far given no motive for dropping the ball.© Japan Today