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Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father

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Police in Hakodate, Hokkaido, arrested a 43-year-old man who drove his car into two children and an adult walking on a sidewalk in front of a daycare center on Friday morning.

According to police, Takashi Nakamura drove his car onto the sidewalk and hit from behind a one-year-old boy, his three-year-old sister and their 23-year-old father at around 11:45 a.m. The Hokkaido Shimbun reported that Nakamura then got out of his car and punched the children's father who was already down on the ground.

Nakamura then fled on foot but was apprehended by police about 500 meters from the scene.

Police said the father and his children were taken to hospital but their injuries are not life-threatening.

Nakamura was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out and didn't care who he hit with his car.

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what a psycho! I hope he is charged with attempted murder for such I terrible act.

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What a psycho. Someone should have given this a guy a PS4 and a copy of GTA for when he's feeling 'stressed out'. Glad no one was seriously injured.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

what a psycho. someone should have taken their medication.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

He is not the one in my thinking , there's a lot with such psycho thoughts throughtout this country .Young generation is mostly out of control with their emotions . God help .

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Young generation? 43 years old?

12 ( +13 / -1 )

. . . Bad day @ the office?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

That's three counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. But the judge will understand and give him a suspended sentence since nobody was seriously injured.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

A misfit who should do time in jail and more time w/o a drivers liscense in addition. Maybe attempted murder charges x3 can be levied against him.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

I wish he tried that with me...

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Is he unemployed? Perhaps he was stressed out over whatever happened at work. Not giving him an excuse. Just curious as to what he does.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Plus a simple assault charge for the punch afterward. Time to step up judges.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

"assault charge"

I think you bean 'battery'

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

If it wasn't so awful, I could get a chuckle at the brutally honest, moronic admissions of so many Japanese criminals.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Whatever else, this guy should have has driver's license taken away permanently. Not that he'll need one in prison.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He need friends.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Pathetic

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Nakamura was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out and didn’t care who he hit with his car.

Another one? It seems there are many of these 'timebombs' around. I'm very glad this incident didn't result in deaths. Let's hope this psycho is charged with attempted murder and locked away for a very very long time!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Give him some rope, drop him off at a remote forest location and tell him not to come back.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Wow, off the charts! Thankfully no one was seriously injured this cud have been so much worse, words fail at this insanity we are seeing more & more of~!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Another nutter taking out his frustrations on random innocent people. This society is so sick

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Nakamura was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out and didn’t care who he hit with his car.

Another freak that needs to go to a nice padded cell.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Well ok in the case if it wasnt an accident, as he implies, then why is it not attempted murder. Couldnt he just have gone to the shopping centre and rammed peoples trolleys with own.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Yes, when you feel stressed out, going for a nice little drive, running into children, and punching someone is a great way to let off a little steam .... if you're criminally insane.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

gee if a idiot like this tried to run my kids and myself down, hed better hope that i was dead, cause id beat the MF within an inch of his life, can always claim I was drunk and did it in self defense

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Hefty fine and behind bars for a good time period.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I would say driving a car directly at two children and an adult, and then assaulting the adult, I hope he gets charged with three attempted murders and assault, time for jail me thinks.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Yes, when you feel stressed out, going for a nice little drive, running into children, and punching someone is a great way to let off a little steam .... if you're criminally insane.

If your insane, it's not criminal. And vice versa.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

How can the kids or the father not be seriously injured or dead after having a car run into them?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Another day another stress out nutter. hmmm

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It has really got me puzzled that the culprit got out of his car and went out of his way to punch the kids' father who was already down on the ground. It's almost like rubbing salt in the wound! The suspect seemed to be angry unreasoningly at the wrong persons. Let alone hitting them with his car. Unbelievable!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

P*#ck needs a swift kick in the teeth then a long term prison sentence.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

people going crazy in this world.

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Nakamura was quoted by police as saying he was stressed out and didn’t care who he hit with his car.

If he didn't care who he hit with his car, he should have hit himself instead.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This society is so sick

Don't label all of society because of the actions of a single, disturbed man.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Yeah, we read the "stressed out" excuse a lot because this is a news site where they report on crimes and other nonsense behaviors but most stressed out people here actually don't go on a stabbing sprees or deliberately hit people with their cars or any of the stuff we read about on JT. While I know from living in Japan mental health problems usually don't get the treatment they need, it's better to avoid drawing generalized conclusions from news reports. They're notable for a reason. Millions of people taking trips to on-sen, reading books, watching TV, riding motorcycles or building Gundam models for stress relieve don't make headlines for the paper or the websites.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This news is stressing me out luckily i don't have a car.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The guy had a bad winter?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

According to morning news, the guy said that they (dad and the kids) looked happy and he was envious.

is it not safe to look happy these days anymore? :(

1 ( +1 / -0 )

all the nutters come out in the spring....

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I often feel unsafe when I have to walk on the streets where there is no sidewalk. So many of them, and so many potential psychos driving around. But in this case the father and the kids where walking on the sidewalk. I hope they'll get better soon. The driver needs some good old therapeutic rear kicking !

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