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Social worker breaks legs of 11-year-old boy because he was making too much noise in park

By Mason White 12:38 PM January 16, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A social worker was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly breaking the legs of a young boy because he was too noisy, police in Japan said.

Tokyo Police said that they arrested 21-year-old Kazuhiro Taniguchi, after he stepped on the legs of the 11-year-old boy at a park.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The boy was playing with his friends when the man suddenly approached him, grabbed him by the hair and threw him to the ground.

While on the ground, the man stepped on him several times and cursed him before fleeing from the scene. The child was taken to a hospital with a broken leg and other injuries.

Doctors said that it would take about three months for the child’s injuries to heal. The child’s friends ran to the nearby school to inform the teachers what had happened.

The police were notified and the suspect was arrested near the park. During questioning, Taniguchi told police that he lost his temper because the kids were very loud.