Homeless men pelted with eggs by youth gang in Matsuyama
Police are looking for a gang of youths who pelted homeless men with eggs last month in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture.
According to Open Hand Matsuyama, a support group for homeless people, at least three homeless men were attacked seven times between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. during the two weeks from Feb 7 to Feb 20, Sports Nippon reported Wednesday.
One of the victims claimed that the group of up to six boys were aged between 10 and 20. He said they threw eggs at him twice a day for four days. “I couldn’t sleep because I was scared,” he was quoted as saying.
Another man said he was pelted with at least 20 eggs on the street and that the group was laughing at him all the time.
Open Hand Matsuyama said it found eggs splattered on the walls in an underground passageway where the homeless men sleep.
Police said they are analyzing surveillance camera footage to try and identify the boys.