The passenger allegedly punched the female railway employee at Yokohama Station, and so the employee flipped him over with a perfectly executed judo throw, this reported by the Kanagawa Prefectural Police.
The violent commuter was Hiroshi Ebina, 34, an unemployed Yokohama man, who reportedly hit the 21-year-old female railway employee in the face multiple times. The incident happened around 11 p.m. on Monday when the train attendant tried to stop Ebina 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. Unfortunately for the unsuspecting Ebina, the train attendant has a black belt in judo, and purposefully flipped him over her shoulders and pinned him as other staff rushed on to the scene to help her. The female train attendant said later that she had learned the judo flip move in high school.
Ebina was arrested on the spot, but denied punching the attendant. “I only knocked off her cap,” he said.
Click here for a an animated video re-enactment of the incident. (In Japanese.)