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78-year-old man threatens to kill 20-year-old waitress because she rejected his marriage proposal

By Mason White 4:35 PM October 19, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
An elderly man was arrested on a charge of making threats after allegedly threatening to kill a waitress because she rejected his marriage proposal, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 78-year-old Noboru Ishizaka, after being accused of threatening the 20-year-old woman who works at a coffee shop.

According to the police investigation, Ishizaka is a regular customer at the coffee shop, where his victim is a waitress. On Thursday, Ishizaka approached the woman and gave her a note, which contained the marriage proposal.

The woman told police that she handed the letter back to Ishizaka without reading it. Ishizaka got angry and threatened to kill her.

Ishizaka told police that he thought the woman really liked him, and was surprised when she rejected his marriage proposal.