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Naked man detained after damaging car, attacking driver

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Police in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old Indonesian man after he walked naked along a street, damaged a car, opened the car door and started beating the driver.

The incident occurred at around 7 a.m. on Saturday. NHK reported that police received a call about a foreign man who was naked and beating up the driver of a car.

According to police and witnesses, the suspect, who is a farm worker from Hokota in Ibaraki Prefecture, was walking along the street and approached a car that had stopped at an intersection. He yanked the rearview mirror from the driver’s door. He then opened the door and started beating the driver.

When police arrived, the man got onto the hood of the car and started jumping up and down before officers restrained him.

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I think he lost a few other things too, starting with his pants and finishing with his work visa.

13 ( +20 / -7 )

No one needs to see a naked man do anything. Please put him away.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

His actions were stupid & harmful. This case warrants appropriate time in jail awaiting a ‘fair trial’, sentencing, incarceration, reimbursement for any property damages, along with compensation & rehabilitation for the victim. Then, a speedy deportation.

0 ( +13 / -13 )

Mental health is a difficult thing in Japan even for the nationals, being a foreign worker can make breakdowns more likely because of the isolation, the extra stress of living in a foreign country and difficulties with language. The pandemic can make things even worse, so special care must be taken to detect problems before they become bigger like in this case.

24 ( +30 / -6 )

Expect much more of this with the increase in low paid immigrants. Japan should have learnt from Europe's mistakes.

-7 ( +18 / -25 )

Police in Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old Indonesian man 

Relevance? What does the fact that he is Indonesian have to do with the crime committed? He would be arrested regardless of race/nationality.

Why don’t news stories specify each time the perpetrator is Japanese?

0 ( +15 / -15 )

Wow, posters quick to judge the situation, better not say anything if the opinions are guilty before guilty.

-1 ( +8 / -9 )

Why don’t news stories specify each time the perpetrator is Japanese?

Probably because we are in Japan, so Japanese getting arrested is commonplace. When a non-Japanese gets arrested, which is unusual, they mention the nationality. I actually think this way is better than just saying "a foreigner got arrested"

10 ( +16 / -6 )

He’s an Indonesian farm worker probably on a trainee visa, which companies routinely use to take advantage of southeast Asians. So the guy was probably basically an indentured servant and just wanted to go home and snapped

13 ( +18 / -5 )

this way is better than just saying "a foreigner got arrested"

totally agree. Never liked it when all gaijin were lumped in the same basket

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Well, it is hot in Japan now...

8 ( +10 / -2 )

I hope his Japanese is good enough to say " I was drunk and don't remember".

15 ( +17 / -2 )

Sounds like the naked truth.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Which is the greater crime, assault, damaging the car, nudity or being a foreigner?

From the headline it would appear nudity?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Made my night

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Which garners more ‘attention’ @engliscaspyrgend 6:42pm:

*- “Which is the greater crime, assault, damaging the car, *nudity…”

From the headline *it would appear *nudity.” - Agreed
2 ( +3 / -1 )

Then, the olde ‘fallback’ for maximum attention:

or being a foreigner?”

Surprisingly, it wasn’t used… today

1 ( +2 / -1 )

He deserves to be put in jail for a long time. Then deported.

This is the video on Twitter from across the street.

https://mobile.twitter.com/shi_takesou/status/1408577114903781380?s=19&fbclid=IwAR03Mr2qerVVmPc775ChZD5Wd8unlEs3Q_QPlY68juYAaG2Ryki-pOdev9E

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Mr Kipling

Expect much more of this with the increase in low paid immigrants. Japan should have learnt from Europe's mistakes.

DIfferent situation. Japan uses cheap labour, but screens and controls the entries. Not comparable with the open invitation into the welfare systems that you have in Europe.

This guy probably just took the wrong chemicals.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

There has to be a reason why he attacked this driver so aggressively , walking naked is one thing, but attacking people is another.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

If someone is jumping up and down on the hood of a car and needs to be restrained by the police, it's about 300% funnier if they're naked.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Of course you'll have the "mental illness" apologists in the comment section.

IMHO he should be jailed and then deported ASAP we already have enough local unstable people, no need to cope with foreign ones.

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

saw it here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/shi_takesou/status/1408577114903781380?s=19&fbclid=IwAR03Mr2qerVVmPc775ChZD5Wd8unlEs3Q_QPlY68juYAaG2Ryki-pOdev9E

and

https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/video-shows-nude-indonesian-farmer-going-on-rampage-in-ibaraki/

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Immediate deportation.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

" 39-year-old Indonesian man after he walked naked along a street, damaged a car, opened the car door and started beating the driver." in broad daylight ....

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Either he had a mental breakdown or he taken some strong drugs.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Sounds like he ate some mushrooms from the farm pasture

2 ( +5 / -3 )

He doesnt need to be put in jail, he needs help. Im quite shocked to see people here saying he needs to be deported or locked away.

@El Rata

Your point of view is extremely immature. Mental health needs to be taken seriously and people like you always say things like that until it affects you. Seen it many times before.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Perhaps you’ve loss sight of the victim *@*Vreth 8:42pm? - Could be any number of factors for his behavior: cultural isolation, mental health issues, inebriation, drug use or, just good old, ‘tried and proven’ Japanese business work-related stress.

However, his actions against others were harmful and destructive. Please Think Again of the victim’s fear, physical pain and possibly, long term PTSD. The story fails to tell of the age, gender or any other factors about the victim. As always, the “main attraction” is the perpetrator. It attracts “clicks” on the site.

Like many here, we’re ALL hard-working, tax-paying residents but still, we’re guests in a host country that only tolerates our differences from their culture while remaining dependent upon our labour, expertise and services.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

The naked man reportedly said to the driver something along the lines of "I'm going to lash you to within an inch of your life, and then, I'm going to have you."

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Nudity is bad , see what it does to people, sheesh and they bang on about drugs FFS!

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

He looked like so high crazy. He must have been up in smoke.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

As expected, Smoke is instantly associated with being Insane.

Guess again

7 ( +8 / -1 )

He doesnt need to be put in jail, he needs help. Im quite shocked to see people here saying he needs to be deported or locked away.

He didn't just attacked the hood of the car. He opened the door and assaulted the driver. He needs jail time for that.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

He deserves to be put in jail for a long time. Then deported.

This is the video on Twitter from across the street.

https://mobile.twitter.com/shi_takesou/status/1408577114903781380?s=19&fbclid=IwAR03Mr2qerVVmPc775ChZD5Wd8unlEs3Q_QPlY68juYAaG2Ryki-pOdev9E

At first I was like, "jail for a long time"? for public nudity?? Pfft!

Then I saw the video. WTF!!

2 ( +4 / -2 )

@Peeping tom

Dont even know what you're talking about man. Where are they gonna deport a Japanese guy to?

@snowymountainhell

Yep, the victim probably needs counseling too.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Agreed @Vreth 10:38pm but the focus of these stories, as always, should be about the victims FIRST.

@PeepTom is referring to last week’s story of a Japanese man’s actions in the country of Turkey:

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/turkey-deports-japanese-man-for-eating-cats -
0 ( +1 / -1 )

You ‘catfished’ us @ThosTank 10:36pm. That’s link is for the home toppling over in Nagasaki. Where’s the Indonesian man video?

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

He needs a new hobby.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

It is clear the guy needs help and further investiagtion needed, there is the likely of

him being treated by his employer like a slave without any rights and couldn't take it

anymore, he could have vented his frustration on his employer rather than somebody

that has is unconnected with him.

There are some Japanese who don't look at other asians or africans as human and

treat them like some slave or worse of robot.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Agreed @drlucifer 11:31pm, geographically the could be considered as “other Asians”. - The Republic of Indonesia, is a beautiful country in Southeast Asia and borders Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of over seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea. It has a diverse population from a variety of races and cultures. However, the Pribumi, “first on the soil” make up about 95% of the population, with the Javanese at 41% being the largest of the number of ethnic groups. Ethnic Chinese at only about 1%. They regard themselves as “Southeast Asians”.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Slayer

Wow, posters quick to judge the situation, better not say anything if the opinions are guilty before guilty.

We have seen what he did, so there is no doubt about being guilty. If there are circumstances that explain what he did other than drugs, we do not at this point.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Hope this man faces appropriate punishment for his crimes.

Also funny to read how foreigners talk about deportation.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

terminator 1

1 ( +3 / -2 )

We have seen what he did, so there is no doubt about being guilty.

Yup, don't even need a trial right? Guilty until proven innocent right?

-11 ( +1 / -12 )

Strangerland

Yup, don't even need a trial right? Guilty until proven innocent right?

Of course you need a trial to determine what to do with him. About what he did, there is no doubt, as we have seen it. You might want to click on one of the links and watch it too.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Make him pay for damages and get mental health treatment.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Correction and an “apology” to @ThomasTank for 11:15pm:

-“You ‘catfished’ us. Where’s the Indonesian man video?”

Your Twitter linked video was the first photo without the Play button. It will play.

This man was raging, trying to rip the driver’s side wide so strongly the entire car rocked! Then, he pummeled the helpless driver (woman?) when they attempted to exit & defend theirselves.

Once again, Sorry for the misunderstanding and reporting *Your *@10:36pm video link:

https://mobile.twitter.com/shi_takesou/status/1408577114903781380?s=19&fbclid=IwAR03Mr2qerVVmPc775ChZD5Wd8unlEs3Q_QPlY68juYAaG2Ryki-pOdev9E

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I see the lynch mob is up early today, baying for blood as is the usual on this site.

This man was raging, trying to rip the driver’s side wide so strongly the entire car rocked!

Yes, it's notoriously difficult to rock a small car. He must have had super-human strength.

I hope the driver is OK. The man clearly has mental health issues. Too bad for him that the mental health care in most of Indonesia is even worse than that in Japan. Still, the utter lack of understanding/empathy for the mentally ill in many of these comments says a lot. I wonder what it is about this site that seems to attract such people?

-10 ( +3 / -13 )

Of course you need a trial to determine what to do with him. About what he did, there is no doubt, as we have seen it. You might want to click on one of the links and watch it too.

There doesn't seem to be much question as to whether he did it. Although a defendant always has the right to question the authenticity of a video.

But you guys have declared him guilty. How did you determine he wasn't in the throes of a psychotic episode, or was acting under some sort of duress?

Or are these things impossibilities that can never exist, and therefore trials are never needed?

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

If someone got me out of bed that early on a weekend, I'd be quite miffed too.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

"This man is not Asian or African. He's Indonesian"

But Indonesia is in Asia. Does that not make him Asian?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Perhaps ‘hypocritical”? - Compassionate comments today for *someone obviously needing “due process**Yet, last week ‘someone’ couldn’t offer ‘a single compassionate word for a number of people lost in a building collapse(?) and attempted to use that platform as a political sounding board to point out & malign the entire *populace of another country? -

Perhaps a reflection upon someone’s own ‘track record’ is needed?

However, will Agree with someone’s final question with their comments Today:

- “wonder what it is about this site that seems to attract such people?” -

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Agreed *@Chessmaster 9:53am: “ **But Indonesia is in Asia. Does that not make him Asian?*”

It was clarified in the subsequent post (then, ‘downvoted’ for stating ‘facts’?)

*- “Agreed @drlucifer 11:31pm, geographically the Indonesians could be considered as “other Asians”. - The Republic of Indonesia, is a beautiful country in SE Asia and borders Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of over seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea. It has a diverse population from a variety of races & cultures. However, the ‘Pribumi’, “first on the soil” make up about 95% of the population, with the Javanese at 41% being the largest of the number of ethnic groups. Ethnic Chinese are only about 1%. They regard themselves as “Southeast Asians”. -*

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I know that this is stretching it a bit but ..... another way to see this, as in my neighborhood, bosozoku head home between 3 and 7 am on weekends. Perhaps, now just perhaps the guy sleeps in the nude cause of the heat and got fed up with the loud cars passing his home every weekend. In anger ran out of his home without thinking about clothes.

Would really be great if we could get the whole story for once. That said, Yes, I do believe he was wrong in what he did. If he had a problem with that particular car/driver, record and call the police.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Strangerland

But you guys have declared him guilty. How did you determine he wasn't in the throes of a psychotic episode, or was acting under some sort of duress?

That is what people were talking about. You should read before commenting.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Good they locked up the lunatic.

This violent criminal deserves to be sent back.

No need to spend any more Japanese taxpayer money to keep him in Japan.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

GaijinjlandJune 27  06:10 pm JST

He’s an Indonesian farm worker probably on a trainee visa, which companies routinely use to take advantage of southeast Asians. So the guy was probably basically an indentured servant and just wanted to go home and snapped

Don't be too quick to judge here. Maybe he drank too much.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

“Got” “it” T T

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

At 7am i would not think that he was still drunk, but may be he has taken or smoked something to give him a high, either way he will be questioned. and then he heeds to pay for the damage hes done to the car, and pay for any medical treatment after hitting the car driver, then we look at compensation and a fine.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Has anyone thought about the fact that this guy is/was a farm worker and perhaps while working tirelessly daily has to succumb from the chemicals that these farmers use on their crops. We don't know, we as readers only believe and think about what we are told to believe and never think outside of what is being printed. Yes, he was naked and yes he tore a mirror off of a car and yes he beat the driver. Do I agree with the things he did? NO, what I do know is this man has been in the country perhaps for awhile and lets say perhaps committed this one time incident and because he is labeled a FOREIGNER that means he has done something really bad. This could happen to any FOREIGNER in Japan like many of you who post here. If you stole "a STRAWBERRY" from the store we will be reading about it here. Don't exclude yourself just because you haven't committed or MISTAKENLY committed and incident. Pleading drunk will not help you, but we will be reading and posting about you to!!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

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