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Man arrested for attempted murder, robbery at convenience store

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Police in Hiroshima have arrested a 66-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery after he stabbed a convenience store employee.

According to police, Jiro Yamazaki, a part-time worker, entered the store in Higashi Ward at around 4:05 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. He brandished a fruit knife and told the 29-year-old woman behind the counter to hand over cash.

Police said surveillance camera footage showed Yamazaki then place the victim in a full nelson wrestling hold behind the cash register and stab her side with the knife.

A male employee in the back office came out and managed to hold Yamazaki down until police could be called.

Police said Yamazaki has admitted to the charge of attempted robbery but denied intent to kill. Police said the victim was in a stable condition in hospital on Monday.

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then place the victim in a full nelson wrestling hold behind the cash register and stab her side with the knife.

You can't make this up. Crazy. Poor woman, I hope she recovers and gets some counseling.

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Police said surveillance camera footage showed Yamazaki then place the victim in a full nelson wrestling hold behind the cash register and stab her side with the knife.

Glad they caught the guy, but I do not get the description. A "full Nelson" uses both arms, how can you stab someone in that situation. Someone got his wrestling terminology mixed up?

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Nice catch there, Zaphod (and great screen name, President!). Judging by your gif, I'd say you were a fellow WWF fan.

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The geriatric crime wave continues in Japan.

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66 and @ 4:05 am must be desperate or drunk or under the influence of good drugs.

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And that's why night shift workers in the US are armed. Usually robbers here only brandish a knife and try to flee with the cash. What was this fool thinking? Well winter is coming so I guess he wanted to secure his bed and free meals in jail.

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Gaijinjland

And that's why night shift workers in the US are armed. 

Firstly, are they really, and secondly would that have helped? Attacks like this are sudden, and not announced.

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