Man stabs acquaintance over bicycle dispute
Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 75-year-old man for attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed an acquaintance for taking back a bicycle he had given him.
According to police, a 70-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and legs at an Ikebukuro apartment in Tokyo just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Police identified his attacker as 75-year-old En Komatani, TBS reported.
A police investigation revealed that the victim had given Komatani an old bicycle, which had then gone missing. While searching for his bicycle, Komatani heard that it had been seen outside the apartment of the man who gave it to him, according to TBS. Komatani then allegedly went to the man’ apartment with a knife and stabbed him.
Following the attack, police say Komatani took the victim to hospital in a taxi and gave himself up to the authorities. During police questioning, Komatani was quoted as saying, “I felt like he was making fun of me, so I stabbed him.”