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Man stabs acquaintance over bicycle dispute

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Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 75-year-old man for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance for taking back a bicycle he had given him.

According to police, a 70-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and legs at an Ikebukuro apartment in Tokyo just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Police identified his attacker as 75-year-old En Komatani, TBS reported.

A police investigation revealed that the victim had given Komatani an old bicycle, which had then gone missing. While searching for his bicycle, Komatani heard that it had been seen outside the apartment of the man who gave it to him, according to TBS. Komatani then allegedly went to the man' apartment with a knife and stabbed him.

Following the attack, police say Komatani took the victim to hospital in a taxi and gave himself up to the authorities. During police questioning, Komatani was quoted as saying, "I felt like he was making fun of me, so I stabbed him."

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Don't make fun of old people. They'll stab you.

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Yet another reasoned, mature approach to conflict resolution on the streets of Safety Japan™

6 ( +5 / -0 )

Hereis the winner of this week's crazy senior award!

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Not a very sharp move on the part of the giver. Looking for a missing item can really put you on edge. When taking back your own gift, I think its wise to take a stab at explaining yourself, or you could wind up in a very "sticky" situation.

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This guy could live in Oakland, California. He'd feel right at home.

Reminds me of the movie "Friday".

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Following the attack, police say Komatani took the victim to hospital in a taxi and gave himself up to the authorities. During police questioning, Komatani was quoted as saying, “I felt like he was making fun of me, so I stabbed him.”

At least he had the courtesy to drive him to the hospital after stabbing him twice?

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Another unhigned citizen coming adrift.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

quite reasonable...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Life in Japan is like a coiled spring.... Sooo much tension.

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Gotta watch those Ozeki One Cups.

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I am once again grateful that access to firearms is so restricted in Japan.

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Everyone takes bicycles seriously here. Cops always checking to see if stolen, geezers stabbing each other about them, jbirds dolling them up with all sorts of ornaments, gaijin have the fastest, lightest and bestest in the world.....

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in a way, the potential criminals here scare me far more than thugs back at home. So unpredictable and crazy...

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At least he was nice enough to drive him to the hospital.

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well, that was one way of handling the situation...

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I think if this man was talked to and cared for, this might not have happend.

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What a loon, I'm more scared of the closet crazies that think this is okay.

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That's got to be one bummed taxi driver. Think of all the blood in the back of the car.

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