A 50-year-old man was arrested for assault on Wednesday, accused of punching three prison guards as he was being escorted out of Kurobane Prison in Otawara City, where he had just finished serving his one-year prison term.
Police said Teruhisa Fukushima, an unemployed man of no fixed address, was sentenced to one year in prison after being found guilty of theft last year. When prison officials returned his possessions and finalized his release at around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Fukushima claimed they hadn’t returned his nails he cut while in prison.
A third guard was asked to assist two other guards in escorting Fukushima out of the prison grounds, and on the way out, Fukushima demanded they return his nails and started attacking the guards. They detained him until police arrived who arrested him for assault.
One prison official said: “I’ve never heard of someone starting a fight on their release,” but added that Fukushima was reportedly well-behaved during his prison term.© Wire reports