Man Put on Wanted List over High-Profile Tailgating Case


Mito, Ibaraki Pref., Aug. 16 (Jiji Press)--The police department of Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan, put a 43-year-old man on a nationwide wanted list on Friday for alleged assault in a high-profile tailgating case.

The police obtained an arrest warrant for the man, Fumio Miyazaki, whose address and occupation are unknown, earlier on the day. The police also released a face photo of the suspect.

Miyazaki allegedly stopped a car driven by a male company worker, 24, by recklessly driving his own car near the Moriya rest area on the inbound lanes of the Joban Expressway in the city of Moriya, Ibaraki, around 6:15 a.m. last Saturday (9:15 p.m. on Aug. 9 GMT), according to the police.

After getting out of his car, Miyazaki is suspected of punching the corporate employee several times, shouting things like "I'll kill you!" The assaulted man submitted a victim report to police on Sunday.

The series of acts by Miyazaki have been recorded in a dashboard camera installed on the victim's car, and the footage was analyzed by the prefectural police.

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