A 60-year-old woman was arrested for assault Thursday after using her umbrella to beat the face of a male high school student who was sitting in the priority seat on a local bus, breaking the youth’s nose and causing other injuries.
According to police, the woman, identified as condominium manager Tamiko Masuda, yelled at the 18-year-old youth because he wouldn’t get up and vacate the silver seat. When he refused to move, she began to kick him and hit him in the face with her umbrella, according to witnesses. The youth suffered a broken nose.
Police said that Masuda has neither admitted to nor denied the charges, and that she has been warned before by police for hitting middle and high school students.