The 60-year-old unidentified homeless man suffered three broken ribs, cuts and bruises, according to police. Despite his injuries, the bleeding man was able to walk to a police box to seek help.
He told police that he was sleeping in the public restroom at Oshima Komatsugawa Park when a group of teens suddenly splashed water on him from over the top of the door. When he walked outside, the teens began pushing and beating him with a construction-type bar used from traffic control and then tied him behind a bicycle and dragged his body.
The group took the man’s shoulder bags, which contained his clothes and other belongings. The teens, who were described as later elementary or junior high students, fled by bicycle.
Police are searching for the five teenagers accused of severely beating the homeless man in the Koto ward of Tokyo. At this time, nothing more is known about the suspects.