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Teen punches police officer after being told not to lay on the road

By Mason White 3:27 PM January 15, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A teen who was celebrating the 20th birthday of his friend, was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly punching a police officer because he told him not to lay on the road, police in Japan said.

Hyogo Police said that the teen and his friends were celebrating and became drunk.

Motorists reported that there was a teen laying on the road with a large banner, blocking traffic. Police officers who arrived at the scene, told the teen to move off the road.

The suspect stood up and punched one of the officers in the face. The suspect appeared before a judge for a bail hearing, and he denied the allegations.

Also this week, Osaka Police said that they arrested 20-year-old Kento Nishi, on charges of assault after allegedly throwing a can of coffee at a police officer.

The incident unfolded after officers were called to the scene of a wild party. According to witnesses at the scene, Nishi was very drunk and started a fight with a friend.

When police arrived, Nishi threw the coffee can at a police car, saying that he became angry because he hates the police.