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Man slaps boy across the face 3 times for laughing at him

By Mason White 1:07 PM February 12, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly slapping a child across the face because he laughed at him, police in Japan said.

Kyoto Police said that they have arrested 32-year-old Kento Yoshii on Sunday, after being accused of slapping the 13-year-old boy.

According to the police investigation, the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, near the escalator of the Kyoto Station.

Yoshii, who works as a newspaper delivery person, approached the boy who was chatting loudly with his friends, and slapped him three times across the face.

Passersby called the police and Yoshii was arrested. During questioning, Yoshii told investigators that he was angry with the boy because he thought the child was laughing at him.

The child was not seriously injured.