• Kyodo


Braving blows from a crowbar, a 72-year-old man helped apprehend a leek thief over the weekend, Saitama police said Monday.

Teiji Kanbayashi happened to see a man stealing leeks from a field at around 8 p.m. Sunday night, according to police. When Kanbayashi called out, asking what he was doing, the man hit him on the head with a crowbar he was carrying and fled.

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