crime

Two 15-year-old boys arrested for beating woman with baseball bat

26 Comments

Two 15-year-old junior high school boys have been arrested on suspicion of beating a 59-year-old woman with a wooden baseball bat during an attempt to steal her handbag in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture.  

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday as the woman was walking home, Fuji TV reported. The two suspects hit the woman’s buttocks once with a wooden bat, inflicting minor injuries on her.

As one of the boys tried to yank the handbag from her, the woman yelled for help, which prompted the teens to flee the scene on bicycles without taking anything. 

The woman called 110 and the two boys were picked up a short time later. Police said the bat was in the basket of one of their bicycles.

Police said they have admitted to the charge and quoted them as saying they attacked the woman to steal her bag.

© Japan Today

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

26 Comments
Login to comment

A few months ago my stepdaughter has her bag stolen while riding her bike home. They caught the punk that do it and he confessed to over 40 other similar thefts. She was offered a ridiculous sum of ¥20,000 in compensation to keep this thief out of prison. Of course I told her to refuse. A few weeks later the offer was upped to ¥100,000, which she accepted. However, it meant this third was never formally charged with the thefts. It’s easy to fiddle crime rate statistics when you keep people out of the courts by paying off the victims.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

@"Daniel NaumoffToday  07:35 am JST

Wow talk about fiction. Agent Paranoia was already in 2018, when we were in 2004... A shame."

seen a doctor recently?

12 ( +12 / -0 )

"Sho got that right". And after the victim is compensated she will drop the charges and the crime rate in the area will go down because it never happened

9 ( +10 / -1 )

The boys need an old fashion ass whippin and do 100 hours commumity service at an elderly care center!

9 ( +10 / -1 )

But these little pr***s will walk away with a smirk after their fake apology and their parents pay off the victim put them in juvenile for a couple of years

6 ( +7 / -1 )

@ Michael Jackson

But these little pr***s will walk away with a smirk after their fake apology and their parents pay off the victim put them in juvenile for a couple of years

As I have said so many times before but I always get shouted down by people on this forum, in Japan money is the answer to everything, it makes any problem disappear. The victim should tell them to stick their money where the sun don't shine and they should do some time...but, of course, she won't.

6 ( +11 / -5 )

Why would they keep the weapon in their bike basket after committing the crime? Someone should show them that Godfather scene where Michael Corleone tosses the gun

Shhh! Don't put clever ideas into idiots' heads.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

@Disillusioned, even with my background in law I was not aware that you could buy off a criminal conviction in Japan. If you have further information on this please share it. Thanks.

@Reckless - Conviction? The victim gets paid not to press charges, and the criminals aren't even indicted.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

@Disillusioned, even with my background in law I was not aware that you could buy off a criminal conviction in Japan. If you have further information on this please share it. Thanks.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

A few weeks ago there was news of a JHS teacher hitting or spitting at one of his students or something, and majority of the comments were against the teacher and what he did. And now a lot of the comments are against the two JHS punks. News flash, these are the SAME type of jokers populating or once in a while populating JHS schools like the one that teacher was working in.

So which is it? Reprimand these punks-future criminals? Or reprimand the people trying to make a difference?

That being said, the punishment won't fit the crime here. They need to have losers like these perform community service. Put them in orange coveralls and have them clean the streets for a few weekends in front of their family and friends. Maybe they'd grow up from the embarrassment.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@Tigerstokyodome - At least she earned Y100,000 in compensation.

Yes, she got paid not to press charges, as did the other 40 victims of this thief. A police report was made, a police interrogation was made, a negotiation was made between the victims and the thief’s lawyer resulting in a cash settlement and no conviction was made, nor was the thief locked up for any longer than it took to pay off the victims. = Low crime rate statistics.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Back on topic please.

And once again nothing will come of it, save an absolutely insincere apology, a very frustrated (and rightly so) woman, and parents paying her off.

We certainly aren't going to see any proof of them charged -- we never do -- and especially not as adults.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Point 1: I dont know where all these amateur-judges pop up from. Japan is one of the strictest in the world in terms of prosecution percentage, time held without legal counsel, and jail conditions.

Point 2: Image if your son got caught doing this and it was his first crime. Would you want him thrown into jail like most of the posters here are crying about? Nope. Common sense would say let the cops scare him to death, pay a penalty to the victim, then give him a beating when he gets home.

Point 3: If the legal constitution states that punishment for a crime can be paying monetary compensation to the victim, then the law is there. As one poster said earlier, his daughter had a choice of accepting Y100,000 or taking them to court. At least she earned Y100,000 in compensation.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

My ex used to live in Nagareyama... and I know how dark those streets are... very poorly lit so little neds on bikes can lurk in total darkness for some unfortunate passer-by.

These little pieces of sh*t should be forced apologise to the woman in front of their entire school... with TV cameras present. I don't believe that child villains should have anonymity... they aren't innocent little cherubs who went off the rails one time... they knew what they were doing.

Scum.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Ridiculous, these fools do not deserve to rot away in prison for thier ridiculous attempt. I'm much more afraid of the comments about this article than these two 15 year old children.

Disillusioned, you're a teacher? The generalizations you make about who these children are and what they deserve is disturbing.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Attacking a woman with a bat.

We all know they deserve a stiff jail sentence and their parents probably the same, but they won’t get it. A few thousand yen will be paid out and they will all carry on as if nothing happened

1 ( +2 / -1 )

However, it meant this third was never formally charged with the thefts. It’s easy to fiddle crime rate statistics when you keep people out of the courts by paying off the victims.

so then your step-daughter is also part of the problem, isn't she? didn't you teach her any better?!?!

yeah, crime in japan is so low because EVERYONE is getting paid not to press charges. you talking heads really need to prove this with any type of statistic/newspaper article instead of just ignorantly repeating what the other talking head says.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

A bit of public humiliation won't go a miss here, tell all of the neighbourhood what they have done by posting a poster on a screen in the local streets this will do several thing tell people who the local scum are, and to watch out for them, and may be they will be so embarrassed that they might keep a low profile for some time

1 ( +1 / -0 )

A few weeks ago there was news of a JHS teacher hitting or spitting at one of his students or something, and majority of the comments were against the teacher and what he did. And now a lot of the comments are against the two JHS punks. 

So which is it? Reprimand these punks-future criminals? Or reprimand the people trying to make a difference?

I am not a teacher, but surely there are better ways of “making a difference.” Spitting in a student’s face and some 80 times is not one of them. That teacher deserves to be condemned.

These are separate incidents though. I fail to see how not condemning the students in the first case - student(s) who got their faces spat on - disqualifies you from condemning the students in the second, the case of the bat to the butt.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

These punks should be jailed just for their idiocy. Why would they keep the weapon in their bike basket after committing the crime? Someone should show them that Godfather scene where Michael Corleone tosses the gun.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

actually Flogging is better! They do it in Singapore.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

A pair of little punks! 3rd grade junior high? I live and teach at a private high school around this area. I’m curious which high school they go to. I’m guessing it is one the public daycare zoo schools.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

A tap on the behind although wrong is not a beating. Different word needed here. Glad she actually was not beat or she would not have been able to function to call the police.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

the title is a bit misleading. i would hardly consider hitting someone on the buttocks a "beating."

and two 15 year-olds couldn't wrestle away a purse from a woman who is almost 60? either this is wonder woman or these punks really weren't trying that hard to steal.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Wow talk about fiction. Agent Paranoia was already in 2018, when we were in 2004... A shame.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites