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Man arrested for threatening passerby with knife at Saitama park


Police in Sakado City, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 26-year-old unemployed man who threatened a passerby with a knife and demanded money.

The incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on Sunday at a park, Kyodo News reported. Police said a 65-year-old man was taking a walk when another man came up behind him and threatened him with a knife, then demanded he hand over his money.

When the victim raised his voice and said no, the man ran away without taking anything.

Three hours later, police arrested Naoki Fujita for carrying a knife with a blade measuring 12 centimeters as he walked along a street in Tsurugashima City.

Police said Fujita, who matched the description of the man in the Sakado case, admitted to carrying the knife with the intent of committing a robbery and hinted at his involvement in a series of attempted robberies in the area.

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Just say no to muggers

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Too much crime like these are the result of inflation and food giants greedy price hikes

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Desperate times increases crimes!! Only time will tell!

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That guy just defeated a knife threat with 2 letters lol

Since the criminal is related to attempted robberies in the area it seems the defeat depended more on the (fortunate) incompetence of the criminal than on the bravery of the victim.

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