Drunken Okinawan Assaults Marine, Passes Out On Barracks Floor
CAMP PENDLETON, CA - Military police arrested a Japanese citizen from the island of Okinawa Sunday, on suspicion of trespassing, assault, and disorderly conduct, among other charges.
This is the eighth instance of a drunken Okinawan causing trouble at the Marine Corps base just this year. There were 112 incidents recorded last year at Pendleton involving Okinawan citizens, with charges mostly stemming from drunk and disorderly conduct, speeding, trespassing, or indecent exposure.
The thirty-seven year old man has been identified as Masahiko Yoma of Naha. Military police say that Yoma was found passed out drunk inside the barracks room of Lance Corporal Phillip Ester at Camp San Mateo on the northern end of the base.
It is still not clear how he gained access to the base or made it into the barracks room.
"We're still investigating but we can confirm a few things about this latest incident involving yet another Okinawan," said military policeman Sergeant Brandon Ellis. "Yoma was found with…
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