Senior citizens, 63 and 71 years old, arrested for sickle-armed street fight

By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

By and large, getting drunk and solving your problems with your fists is a young man’s way of doing things. Consider, for example, 63-year-old Chikai Tamura, who was out drinking at a restaurant in the town of Yukihashi, Fukuoka Prefecture last Friday night.

While at the establishment he became involved in a verbal altercation with another patron, an unnamed man who is eight years Tamura’s senior. But even after the pair (who were previous acquaintances) left the restaurant, Tamura decided against using his fists to settle their differences.

Unfortunately, he decided to use a sickle instead.

Reports don’t indicate whether Tamura happened to have the gardening tool on him while he was drinking at the restaurant or if he procured or retrieved it from somewhere after leaving. Either way, he swung the bladed instrument at the other man, striking him in the head.

However, the blow was not fatal, and the man, showing what must have been incredible determination, managed to wrestle the sickle away from Tamura. With the tables turned, the man counterattacked, swinging the weapon and slicing into Tamura’s leg. Doctors estimate Tamura’s wounds will take three weeks to heal, with the prognosis being one week for the man who was struck in the head.

When questioned about the incident, Tamura said that he merely intended to intimidate the man, telling investigators “I swung [the sickle] to threaten him, and ended up hitting him. I wasn’t trying to kill him.” The man also denied specifically wanting to inflict bodily harm, saying “I swiped [the sickle] in the direction of his leg, and wound up hitting him.”

The flimsy excuses weren’t enough to convince the police to let them off, however. Fukuoka police placed both men under arrest, charging Tamura with attempted murder and the other man with assault.

Source: Livedoor News/Yomiuri Online via Jin

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The other guy should have had a hammer to even to even things up.

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That was probably how (it) started. (Communist party in Russia) hahahahahahahaha

But at least they were both not seriously injured.

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Bum fight in the inaka. Slow news day?

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I'd say check the security cameras at the nearest 100 yen shop.

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Old people are so dangerous

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Bum fight in the inaka. Slow news day?

HAHAHAHAHA! That sent a chuckle out of me into the office. Lucky no one was around. Bum fight in the inaka. GOOD ONE!

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Some of those old men can be extremely nasty when drunk. Watch yourselves.

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senior delinquents!

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I don't understand why the 71 year old was arrested. He was defending himself .... I wonder if they were put in the same cell for round # 2 of Oji-Chan Ground & Pound...

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