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Man bolts after police visit his home to arrest him on assault charge

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Police in Ibaraki Prefecture are on the lookout for an unemployed 20-year-old man who fled when they arrived at his home to question him about an assault.

The incident occurred at around 5:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Five police officers had gone to the man’s house in Ogawa, Chikusei City, to arrest him on suspicion of assaulting a 23-year-old man at a karaoke club on Aug 16.

While police officers were speaking with the suspect’s mother on the intercom, the man jumped from the second floor balcony and ran away from the back of the house.

The suspect is 170 cm tall, and was wearing a gray T-shirt and navy shorts, and fled the scene barefoot. His smartphone and wallet were left behind in his room.

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Dude, this is the J-police we are talking about. It's pretty much weekly we read about someone escaping a koban because the door was unlocked and/or a cop snoozing, or them waiting politely at the door while the suspect goes out a window in the back. Isn't there still an escapee or two at large, too? And lest we forget them shooting the wrong person, who had called them because he was being attacked. He could be on the run for longer than you think.

exactly

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Apparently an unemployed 20 year old,but JT considers him a juvenile I guess,since his name is not mentioned. More of the same... selective story telling.

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I swear, J cops are so inept. Why didn't they station an officer on the backside of the residence just in case someone tries to flee from the back?

This reminds me of an incident a few years back at a multi-level car parking building in Shibuya. As I parked my car and got out, I noticed 2 J cops walking down from what I assumed was the top level looking for someone. I entered the elevator to go down when it stopped 2 floors down, and a man entered. We proceeded to the bottom. As we exited, the man suspiciously walked very quickly into the crowd and vanished. The J cops were probably looking for him, but again, what good is it to not have an officer on the ground floor just in case?

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So they knocked on his door, announced themselves and were suprised when he fled out the back door? How rude as they had his bicycle under scrutiny?

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"an unemployed 20-year-old man"

Shouldn't he be in university?

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He will be hanging out on his mates couch, new clothes and haircut.

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The cops should (will) camp at his house and wait for him to return, which should be in less than 48 hours.

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@Strangerland - Tatsuya Ichihashi.

He had his wallet and phone, so he had money and contacts. Very different scenario.

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IMO:

"to arrest him on suspicion of assaulting"

"assault charge"

Ok, non Japanese should look carefully at this.

"Nowadays" there are suspects out there, who "allegedly"

strategize on "provoking" with "chip on the shoulder scenarios" into escalations, that can turn into assaults from non acquaintances on streets, or public places. (I've had my share, but avoided physical conflict)

If an assault does occur let it come from the aggressor first. Then record or take photos as evidence and report it to the authorities.  You must report such intimidation everytime.

@cracaphatToday  

Until: the police nowadays. do jack about it!

peace

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Do the hustle: "Bwahahaha! No shoes, no money and no phone. He’s not going very far and won’t be on the lamb for long. He can add evading police to his list of crimes. Idiot!"

Dude, this is the J-police we are talking about. It's pretty much weekly we read about someone escaping a koban because the door was unlocked and/or a cop snoozing, or them waiting politely at the door while the suspect goes out a window in the back. Isn't there still an escapee or two at large, too? And lest we forget them shooting the wrong person, who had called them because he was being attacked. He could be on the run for longer than you think.

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Police went to arrest him at 5:40am? Sounds like they really wanted to catch him off guard, and if thats the case, why didnt they surround the house?

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Everyone's taking the mickey out of the police nowadays.They can't do jack.

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Against the law to evade the police? I don't think so - not under arrest, in custody, or even while in their presence. Idiot for sure since he will eventually be caught and not having profusely apologized will not sit well with the prosecutor.

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 was wearing a gray T-shirt and navy shorts, and fled the scene barefoot. His smartphone and wallet were left behind in his room.

Bwahahaha! No shoes, no money and no phone. He’s not going very far and won’t be on the lamb for long. He can add evading police to his list of crimes. Idiot!

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