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Man jumps on bullet train tracks during questioning over voyeuristic filming of woman

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Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of creating a public nuisance and for obstructing police in the performance of their duty after he resisted arrest following a report that he was voyeuristically filming a woman on a bullet train.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday aboard a bullet train between Hakata and Kokura stations in Fukuoka Prefecture. A passenger observed the man, Yusuke Onaka, filming a woman with his smartphone, and called 110.

When the train arrived at Kokura Station, three police officers started questioning Onaka on the platform. Suddenly, he jumped onto the tracks and tried to run away. Police gave chase and during a scuffle, Onaka bit one of them before being subdued.

Police said Onaka, who is from Kita-Kyushu, told them he had been drinking heavily at Hakata before he boarded the train.

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Why do some people enjoy making their situation worse? In that moment, he had to know he couldn't get away. You were caught being a pervert, just accept your punishment. Don't make things worst and do unnecessary things such as jump on the tracks or try to fight off 3 police officers.

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Sure running into a high traffic rail system that is practically already a caged jail perhaps he thought he could outrun a bullet train in hopes of catching his next ride.

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Why do some people enjoy making their situation worse?

It's called panic, and overcomes otherwise rational impulses.

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@JJ Jetplane - Why do some people enjoy making their situation worse?

It's because of guilt and fear of prosecution. The are cowardly enough to take secret videos of a woman coz they can't talk to them, so it should be expected for them to be even more cowardly and try to run away. And, this cowardly dweeb bit one of the cops in his attempted escape. Just another pathetically perverted coward getting his jollies.

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Police gave chase and during a scuffle, Onaka bit one of them before being subdued.

wow. First time to read that.

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What was his employment status?

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Jeez, even the growing risk of coronavirus can't thwart these guys and their hobby.

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He just added more charges to face. And the fact that he jumped and tried to run away only shows how guilty he really is. Now he has to face the music.

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What was his employment status?

Most likely his status is "fired".

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Why do some people enjoy making their situation worse? 

Because people like him commit crimes and really believe they will get away with it!

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Nothing says "innocent" like running from the scene...

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I would like to know what this clown looks like.

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Police have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of creating a public nuisance and for obstructing police in the performance of their duty after he resisted arrest following a report that he was voyeuristically filming a woman on a bullet train.

So the reason of arrested was not for filming the woman?

why "suspicion" of creating public nuisance? the police can't acknowledge that he was obstructing the police performance?

Police said Onaka, who is from Kita-Kyushu, told them he had been drinking heavily at Hakata before he boarded the train.

building for "I was drunk I cant remember" free getaway card

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the police can't acknowledge that he was obstructing the police performance?

Probably it's because of the idea in Japan that it is inexigible to demand a defendant not do everything in his power to resist or escape. As an example of this attitude, he is openly allowed to lie in court without criminal liability (perjury is for people other than the defendant in Japan).

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He would have had to run pretty fast to escape them or stay in front of a train.

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It's because of guilt and fear of prosecution. The are cowardly enough to take secret videos of a woman coz they can't talk to them, so it should be expected for them to be even more cowardly and try to run away. 

Such deep insight. You should be a psychologist.

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*“Probably it's because of the idea in Japan that it is inexigible to demand a defendant not do everything in his power to resist or escape.”*

If that were true, we would never see, for example, blanket confessions by fare evaders that they’d been scamming the system for years. Or, any of a host of similar throw oneself on the mercy of the authorities pleas for clemency that cornered miscreants try on all the time here. Your erroneous belief is totally repudiated too by the high confession rate in Japan.

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Police said Onaka, who is from Kita-Kyushu, told them he had been drinking heavily at Hakata before he boarded the train.

Cue the excuse "I was drinking and I can't remember!" later on.

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oyatoiToday 07:08 am JST

If that were true, we would never see, for example, blanket confessions by fare evaders that they’d been scamming the system for years. Or, any of a host of similar throw oneself on the mercy of the authorities pleas for clemency that cornered miscreants try on all the time here. Your erroneous belief is totally repudiated too by the high confession rate in Japan.

Actually, it is perfectly consistent and in fact also ties to how rarely people get bail. The common law system expects the defendant will be "honest" (at least to the extent of not outright lying in his statements, tampering with witnesses ... etc). It thus has penalties for if they catch the defendant doing so but does not (at least to the same extent) assume that he will.

The civil law system expects the defendant to be dishonest. So no obligation is placed on him to be honest, but everyone in the system is assuming he'll cheat. That's why they are given stronger measures for immediate enforcement and any protestation by the defendant he is innocent usually falls on death ears because the entire system assumes he will lie.

Both are systems of interrelated thoughts and assumptions.

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“The civil law system expects the defendant to be dishonest.................everyone in the system is assuming he will cheat.”

It is dangerous to make blanket assumptions about how people caught in different types of litigation webs will behave. Every day, in a myriad of situations, your facile observations are repudiated by what happens in practice. Indeed, it could be argued that adversarial systems, of which Japan is clearly NOT one, condone and exacerbate the very behaviour you decry.

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