Female station attendant subdues violent passenger with judo throw
Police said Thursday that a 21-year-old female station attendant in Yokohama performed a judo shoulder throw on an unruly passenger.
According to police, the passenger, who has been named as 34-year-old Hiroshi Ebina, bought a 130-yen ticket and boarded a JR train at Higashi-Nakano Station, transferring to the Keikyu line before arriving at Yokohama Keikyu Station at around 11 p.m. on Aug 26.
When Ebina attempted to leave the station without paying the full fare, the station attendant asked him to pay the remainder, TBS reported. Police say Ebina then became unruly and struck the young woman in the face several times, at which point she performed a “seoi nage” judo shoulder throw on the man and pinned him down. Other station staff helped detain Ebina until police officers arrived to arrest him.
Police say Ebina has been charged with assault. He was quoted by police as saying, “I only knocked her cap off.”