Taxi Driver Arrested After Running Over Pigeon: 'Roads Belong to Humans'

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.06 - 2023 12:31 PM CET

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Taxi Driver Arrested After Running Over Pigeon.

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In Tokyo, a taxi driver, Atsushi Ozawa, age 50, was arrested for deliberately running over a pigeon.

This unusual act occurred after Ozawa, frustrated that pigeons were on the road, drove into a flock of them, killing one.

According to Channel News Asia, he accelerated his taxi to 60km/h as the traffic light turned green, plowing into the birds.

A passer-by, surprised by the sound of the engine, reported the incident.

The police's response involved a veterinarian performing a post-mortem on the pigeon, which revealed traumatic shock as the cause of death.

Ozawa defended his actions by stating, "Roads belong to humans, so pigeons should have dodged out of the way."

The Tokyo police described his behavior as "highly malicious" for a professional driver and proceeded with his arrest for violating wildlife protection laws.

This incident sparked reactions on social media, with one user questioning the arrestability for running over a pigeon, while another condemned the deliberate killing as crossing a line

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