Man arrested for assaulting police officer at Koshien high school baseball tournament


Police in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested a 37-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of assaulting a 25-year-old police officer and obstructing police in the performance of their duty.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 p.m. Thursday at Hanshin Koshien Stadium during a summer high school baseball championship game, Kyodo News reported.

Police said the suspect, who was supporting one team, got into an argument with a man supporting the opposing team. The police officer was patrolling the stands and when he tried to break up the argument, the man punched him in the face.

Police said the suspect was drunk when arrested and that he has denied the allegation.

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Should be plenty of witnesses to corroborate the truth of the incident.

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Imagine getting that worked up over kids' baseball. At 37 he doesn't seem to have matured much beyond the participants.

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Drunk at a kid's baseball game?

A rubbish individual

Folks here take Koshien seriously! When else can die hard baseball fans, like those here in Japan, go to the stadium and watch 4, most times at this point in the tournament, decent baseball, AND get to drink beer too!

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Coulda beenToday 04:48 pm JST

Should be plenty of witnesses to corroborate the truth of the incident.

Two points you have overlooked. First and most importantly, he was arrested and there is over a 99% conviction rate right there! Secondly, ANY Japanese court will side with the police in such a case so eye witnesses are unnecessary BUT are welcomed by the prosecution to emphasizes there case.

The job of a Japanese defense attorney is not to prove innocence but to convince the prosecutor not to charge. Once a charge is made the best a lawyer can achieve is try to get the minimum sentence possible.

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Oooh, we went to La La Port next to that stadium last Sunday . We left just before 9pm when the crowds were pouring out. Nankai train to Umeda was very busy with lots of fans but they were all well behaved you see.

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