Japanese madman finds that fighting games no longer contain his rage, takes it out on trucks instead

I ask because a Japanese man who used to vent through games has just gone on a truck-wrecking spree instead. Albeit in avery specific way.

Godzilla-style trail of destruction? Smoking craters and burning wrecks scattered in his wake? Not exactly. Kenichi Moriai snuck into secluded car parks at night, sought out his prey and bent their windscreen wipers. The f*cking animal.

Eight trucks in the Yashio City areafell victim to his wrath, with a damage bill of over $2000. But while Moriai-san has been arrested for that, he may have commited even greater atrocities. "Besides this, I did a lot more", he confessed.Japanese newspaper the Yomiuri Shimbun has reported a wiper-bending spree of over 100 cases in Yashio and the surrounding area, which Mr. Moriai may or may not have been involved in.

And the reason for all of this madness and degradation?

"I was sick of playing fighting games and I did this to let out pent-up stress"

Stay on the games, kids. Your car will thank you for it.


March 9th, 2011

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.