Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Yakuza arrested for stabbing 8-year-old boy

Daimon of the Sumiyoshi-kai (Wikipedia)
Police arrested senior Sumiyoshi-kai gangster Akira Muronoi for allegedly stabbing an 8-year-old boy in the chest.

The boy was the son of a female acquaintance of Muronoi, 57, a member of Japan's second largest gang. Muronoi allegedly stabbed the boy at the mother's home in Tochigi last Saturday as a result of what police say may have been a disagreement between Muronoi and the boy's mother. The boy suffered minor injuries.

This story certainly runs contrary to the chivalrous image yakuza gangsters have of themselves.


6 comments:

  1. They are not to be romanticized but this kinda attention is embarrassing for his boss. Can't put much trust in a kid stabber. Imagine he just got the support beams removed from under him if he even had any before this.

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    1. Yeah, I imagine there'll be a pinkie severed over this one.

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  2. Yikes! Well, they do keep with within the mob anyway. Glad the kid's all right.

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  3. Also! Dude! Your blog has now been put up int he Japan Blog List, in case you hadn't seen it there yet. :) Word!

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    1. Yeah, I noticed! I gotta step-up my game now.

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  4. This guy is going to be in trouble but not with police. His boss is going to take care of him!

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