Society | Jan 19

'Tokorozawa Tyson' Cleared of Intimidation Charges

TOKYO, Jan 19 (News On Japan) - Prosecutors have dropped charges against YouTuber 'Tokorozawa Tyson' who was arrested earlier this month for threatening a male acquaintance.

'Tokorozawa Tyson', whose real name is Hiromi Kubo, was charged with threatening a male acquaintance in his 30s in November 2022, saying over the phone, "If you mess with me again, I'll kill you."

According to police, Kubo reacted angrily to the man addressing him as 'kun', a casual title usually attached to the end of a younger man's name, threatening him under the false belief that he had encouraged others to use this informal address.

During the investigation, Kubo partially denying the allegations, stating, "I said those things, but it was meant as 'stop messing with me,' not as a threat to kill."

The Saitama District Public Prosecutors Office decided on Thursday not to prosecute the 41-year-old man.

'Tokorozawa Tyson' claims to be undefeated in 3,000 fights, while also participating in the Japanese amateur kickboxing and mixed martial arts tournament 'Breaking Down'.

Source: ANNnewsCH


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