Police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked his neighbor following a dispute about a soccer ball bouncing on to his premises in Narita, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, Kazutaka Kawashima, 35, became enraged when a soccer ball belonging to his neighbor's 14-year-old son landed on his premises some time after 8 p.m. Monday. Kawashima is alleged to have slapped the boy when he came to retrieve the soccer ball. The boy came back to Kawashima's house with his father Etsuo Takeda, at which point it is believed an argument broke out.
Kawashima has confessed to attacking and injuring Takeda, who was taken to hospital in an unconscious state. Kawashima was quoted by police as saying: "I intended to kill him."© Compiled from news reports