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Man arrested for attempted murder of 3 people after ramming them with his car

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Police in Setouchi, Okayama Prefecture, have arrested a 57-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempted murder after he rammed his car into three people.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Kyodo News reported. The suspect, Satoru Sueishi, was arrested on Monday in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture.

Police said Sueishi first intentionally drove his car into a 57-year-old acquaintance from behind. He then put his car in reverse and struck the acquaintance’s 54-year-old brother and 25-year-old niece.

The three victims suffered bruises and broken bones, but their injuries are not life-threatening, police said. A local resident saw the incident and called police.

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Drunk?

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Here’s hoping for a complete recovery for the 3 victims. In Japanese crime news reports, these so-called “acquaintance”s could mean anything from former work together, business deals, financial debts to even more questionable and possibly nefarious prior circumstances:

*- “Sueishi first intentionally drove his car into a 57yo ‘acquaintance’ from behind. He then put his car in reverse and struck the acquaintance’s 54yo bro and 25yo niece.” -*

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Drunk” gogogo? Often a traditional J defense but won’t really help much in this case of forward, and reverse:

- “the incident occurred at around 2:20am Sun. [Sueishi] rammed his car [twice!] into three people.”

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Unemployed? Usually means yak!

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Local residents watching out their windows at 2.20am, and reporting to police. Wouldn’t happen in my home country.

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Oh yeah broken bones aren't life threatening ?

They most certainly are.

And the quality of life also broken.

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Very fortunate the criminal did not have access to more effective weapons, bruises and fractures are serious enough.

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Unemployed? Usually means yak!

Is that so?

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Usually means yak!

Actually it usually means unemployed. No self-respecting yakuza member will do something so stupid in front of witnesses.

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@Rodney

Loud noise, loud voices, screaming. That would wake me up

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Tom SanToday  01:19 pm JST

Unemployed? Usually means yak!

Is that so?

yeh that’s s so ! 57 unemployed in Japan and running people over?? Wake up to yourself muppet!

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There's more to this story besides the victims appearing innocent and the suspect, Satoru Sueishi being arrested. My question after reading this is why would Sueishi first intentionally drive his car into a 57-year-old acquaintance from behind then put his car in reverse and strike the acquaintance’s 54-year-old brother and 25-year-old niece. This tells me they could have been trying to box this guy in or perhaps harass him. He is the center car why would they be in front of his and in back, its as if they are trying to control him

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Is that so?

yeh that’s s so ! 57 unemployed in Japan and running people over?? Wake up to yourself muppet!

Uh, I had an issue with you casually assuming that everyone unemployed is a "yakuza".

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