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76-year-old man uses rake to beat 83-year-old woman because she fed stray cats

By Mason White 3:28 PM August 3, 2017
Cats (illustration)
Cats (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

An elderly man brutally beat a woman with a rake because he did not like the fact that she was feeding stray cats in his neighborhood, according to police in Japan.

Fukuoka police said that they have arrested 76-year-old Hajime Fukunaga, after being accused of nearly killing the 83-year-old woman, who was not identified.

Fukunaga has been charged with one count of attempted murder.

According to the police investigation, Fukunaga and the elderly woman had an ongoing feud about her habit of feeding stray cats in his neighborhood.

On Tuesday, at around 7:00 p.m., Fukunaga saw the woman feeding a cat outside his home. Fukunaga grabbed a rake, and beat the woman until she fell unconscious.

The woman was rushed to a hospital, where she is said to be in critical condition.

During questioning, Fukunaga admitted to police that he beat the woman because she refused to stop feeding stray cats.