In Japan, a twenty-one year-old female train station employee (JUDO BLACK BELT) was allegedly attacked by a 34 year-old passenger who refused to pay the full train fare.P

According to Yomiuri, the suspect, Hiroshi Ebina, allegedly struck the station clerk in the face after she told him to pay up. The employee then subdued the 34 year-old man with a judo shoulder throw. Police then arrested the man.P

"I knocked her hat," Ebina said, but denied that he hit the station employee. There's no denying she's tough.P

Below you can see a Sims-like reenactment, courtesy of TomoNews.


Author Brian Ashcraft is participating

Chris Person comment to Brian Ashcraft

I'm sorry, fictionalized CGI recreation character, but if you're going to do a Seoi Nage, you have to pop your hip up underneath him. You can't just grab the dude's arm and hope he's gonna fall!

(I'm sure the actual employee did it right)

Railway’s answer to cheating, combative rider: judo flip

YOKOHAMA – A Keikyu Line railway employee handed a violent passenger a surprise earlier this week at Yokohama Station by flipping him with a judo throw after the man punched her, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police said.

Hiroshi Ebina, 34, an unemployed Yokohama man, allegedly hit the woman, 21, repeatedly in the face at around 11 p.m. Monday when she stopped him at the ticket gate as he tried to transfer from an East Japan Railway train to the Keikyu Line without paying the full fare from Nakano to Yokohama, police said Wednesday.

The woman, who has a black belt in judo, threw Ebina over her shoulders and pinned him as other staff rushed to help, the police said. She learned the throw in high school, she said.

Ebina, who was arrested on the spot, denied punching her. “I only knocked off her cap,” he said.

The police said Ebina boarded the JR Sobu Line at Higashi-Nakano Station in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, with a ¥160 ticket. He then attempted to switch to the Keikyu Line at Yokohama Station but was stopped by the automated ticket gate and the employee when his fare came up short.

SOURCE: & Japan Times