Police in Osaka have arrested a 49-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he threw a dumbbell from his home’s second-floor window at a man walking below.
According to police, Yasuhiro Kato is accused of throwing the dumbbell, weighing about three kilograms, at his 27-year-old male neighbor at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The intended victim managed to dodge the dumbbell and was not injured in the incident.
Police said that prior to the incident, Kato and the man had gotten into an argument. Following his arrest, Kato was quoted by police as saying, “I lost my temper and wanted to kill him.”© Japan Today