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Man runs toward car on street and smashes windshield

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Police in Toyoake, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of property damage after he ran toward a car driving along a street, jumped on the hood and smashed the front windshield.

According to police, the incident occurred just before 1 p.m. on Wednesday. A 51-year-old woman, who lives in Nagoya, was driving along a street when Takashi Kizaki ran out onto the street in front of her, Fuji TV reported. As she stopped, Kizaki jumped onto the hood and started pounding her windshield with his fists, one of which clenched a small rock. The car’s dash cam recorded the incident. The woman was not hurt.

Police said that several minutes earlier, Kizaki had ran out in front of another car being driven by a 46-year-old woman. He kicked the license plate and ran away.

On Thursday night, Kizaki, accompanied by his parents ― who had seen news of the incidents on TV ― turned himself at a nearby koban (police box). Police said he admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was irritated and wanted to let off steam.

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Irritated and wanted to let off steam. its terrifying to think about all the likeminded nutcases in Japan that are just wandering around waiting for a moment like this.

His parents also need to shoulder some the blame. They should've got him help

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Where I used to live there was this "nutcase" who would come outside every time I came out side, Once he was posting ultra-nationalist posters on telephone poles in the area. Turns out his grand pappy was a ww2 pilot and he hated the "states" The guy looked ate up from alcohol, and partner looked like the hag in beetle juice.... Luckily nobody followed his agenda.

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Another reason to invest in a dash cam drive-recorder.

A couple of nights ago they showed two examples of similar anti-social behaviour. One guy cycles in and out of the traffic, causing drivers in the opposite lane to slam on their brakes as his front wheel comes out at an angle. He is well-known in the area and says he enjoys the reactions. Another guy walks along the sidewalk towards the traffic and then suddenly sticks out his left foot, causing cars to swerve into the opposite lane. They showed footage of both.

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Unemployed and irritated; perhaps his Playstation was broken? The victim's drive recorder images were exceptionally clear -- I could see the rock that Kizaki clenched in his hand...

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saying he was irritated and wanted to let off steam.

That's what he says. The truth is, he's just another nutcase!

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The #WarOnCars, too many of them, takes another turn.

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Been a hard week! I also need to let off steam. I think I’ll open a bottle of wine and watch the Japan Series

Geeze! I’ll pass on the leaping on moving vehicles method

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This incident reminds of a guy back in the states but was high on drugs....very very similar cases..

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Kizaki jumped onto the hood and started pounding her windshield with his fists, one of which clenched a small rock. The car’s dash cam recorded the incident.

She's really fortunate to have that dash cam without that she might end up being accused the one who slam to pedestrian using her car. Even sometimes they might have security camera it will take days to retrieve it, which during that time she might stay in detention for hit and run.

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He should have tried a man to let off his steam. Ohh! His steam has preferences.

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He's lucky he didn't get run over. If I was driving and a lunatic like him started attacking the car I might well accelerate to get away.

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That's exactly when I accelerate and then hit the brakes. Where I come from, that's self defense. That punk was trying to get through the window!

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Been a hard week! I also need to let off steam. I think I’ll open a bottle of wine and watch the Japan Series

The last thing I'd do to blow off steam is to watch 2 teams I hate.

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I thought it is one of those who runs into car (even when the car has stopped), pretend to be hit and blackmail the driver. So, it is just a nut case.

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Let him really cool off in the cooler for a few months at the very least. Lots of unhinged people running around out there.

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Tennis is a good outlet...….

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This is quite popular in China. Even if you are parked, they attempt to make believe that you knocked them down!

Be wary, get a Dash Cam!

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@fuzzylogic - seem them types all over the World... It's not just a Japan thing.

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My initial thought was that he was a zombie. After all, don't most fast-zombie movies show this behavior?

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Neko Hiroshi?

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Mental illness is in the rise here...

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That dude clearly wasn't playing with a full deck.

The parents or him better pay for all damages, no questions asked.

Dude had strength, sign him up to a construction company for employment.

I need to buy a dash cam.

Multiple dash cam vids of the week would make a great show on TV.
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"suspicion of property damage"? Given the evidence, why not just charge him with "property damage"?

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"suspicion of property damage"? Given the evidence, why not just charge him with "property damage"?

The Japanese Police act under some fairly stringent rules, for each offense, they have 23 days (including weekends) to complete their investigation and forward the case to a Prosecutor for an indictment decision. So they initially will charge a suspect with a lesser charge, investigate the case for a few days or weeks, then uncover other violations and issue another charge which resets the clock. You'll see this with murder cases where the suspect is initially charged with "abandonment of a body", then with murder later.

Expect him to face a series of charges to include Damage to Private Property.

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