Man arrested for stealing yakitori, assaulting train station employee in Fukushima Pref


Police in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of theft and assault after he allegedly stole a pack of yakitori (grilled chicken on skewers), then fled to a train station where he punched an employee in the face. 

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:40 p.m. Sunday. Local media reported that the suspect, Toshiaki Maeda, a company employee, is accused of stealing the yakitori (retail value 270 yen) at a grocery store inside the Koriyama Station building 

Maeda attempted to avoid being caught by running along the platform of an old railroad line and hiding in the station's toilet. When a station employee pursued him, Maeda punched the man in the face.

Police were called and Maeda was arrested. Police said he was intoxicated at the time of his arrest and said he has admitted hitting the station employee but denies stealing the yakitori.

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Hey MAY be prosecuted, there is no guarantee, and if he pays compensation to the victims, chances of him getting prosecuted will go down hell of a lot!

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"I was drunk, and don't remember".

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another frustrated Japanese old man...

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That must be some super yakitori, if it is worth all that running, hiding, and violence!

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your honor he was such a nice boy well liked by everyone in the community ...

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Not again.

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Man I need me some of them yakitori if they are worth getting arrested for.

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He must be really broke, no good japanese will do this way.

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If it were spinach, this would sound like the perp is Popeye and the station employee is bluto.

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All that for something worth less than Y300?

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Why are station employees chasing shoplifters?

That is the job of the police...

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he says he was drunk so they will let him off

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Decades of pent up sexual frustration. Japanese men need an outlet for these things

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57 is not old... yes a really stupid thing to do and I'm trying to speculate why a company man would do it and put his career on the line.

Ah yes, Japanese people and alcohol! Plus probably broke from all the drinking, really drunk and really, really hungry..... still hard to fathom, but has anyone else here ever done something really stupid when they were really drunk?

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Well, Buta Bara is serious business in Fukuoka. If you've never been to Fukuoka, you just don't know!

Things can get violent real quick....

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