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Man stabs 16-year-old boy in neck with umbrella


Police in Chiba city are looking for a man who stabbed a 16-year-old boy in the neck with an umbrella.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:40 p.m. in Mihama Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police quoted the boy as saying that the man got upset with him after his shoulder bumped the man. The man then poked the boy's neck with his umbrella, piercing it.

The boy was taken to hospital, bleeding from the neck but was in a stable condition on Friday, police said.

The suspect is described as being in his mid-30s and was wearing a long-sleeved red shirt and beige pants.

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"The boy was taken to hospital, bleeding from the neck..."

Well done for the boy for reporting it. And I hope they catch the crazy guy very soon...

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Being taller than you average Japanese male and significantly taller than females…add to that being a jock and never use an umbrella myself, the ducking and diving I have to do on rainy days is something to behold. One of those effeminate contraptions will have my eye out one day.

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Another cowardly predator! What's the bet the kid was about 140cm tall and weighed around 45 kilos? I've been confronted by these ' brave' businessmen and can only laugh at them. The truth is, they have never been punched in the head for being a Richard and they continue to be the intimidating oyaji! I hope the kid recovers from his injuries. However, my advice to him is, next time some businessman oyaji threatens you with his 'scary face' just drop the plick with a quick uppercut and disappear into the crowd.

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The man was mental case. Wait for full story

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When they catch him, what will be his motive....shakes magic eight ball.

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Four short paragraphs, and its like some people were direct eyewitnesses!

I think we all need to back up and remember that journalists seem to think they have artistic license with what they write. I am think "stabbed" might be more like "scrapped" combined with "poked".

Then we could stop and consider that it might have been an accident. Just imagine an heated argument where the man is backing up from the youth, trips on something and BANG hands go up in surprise along with the umbrella.

How did it start? Was the young man innocent or a punk? Was the older man a loon or an unsuspecting victim? Did he attack the youth or was he defending himself? Was it an accident? You cannot answer those questions by simply seeing who got hurt and who didn't go to police. Wake up folks. Its just not that simple.

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A kind gesture with an 'excuse me' said makes yours and other's ride more enjoyable.

All it takes is a little common courtesy.

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@clueless Not using an umbrella is, of course, your right. However, sitting next to someone on the train, when you're dripping wet, because you refuse to use an umbrella, is pretty inconsiderate.

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