Doctor punches patient for too many ER visits

A physician at an emergency room in Aomori Prefecture, Japan was so annoyed with a man who showed up at the hospital three times in one night that he socked the patient in the gut. Apparently the fellow kept returning in an ambulance, complaining about different issues, before being examined and sent home.

The man reportedly had been taken to the ER by ambulance 18 times this year, and some of the time was "noticeably intoxicated and belligerent with staff," according to Japan Today.

The man actually apologized to the doctor who was scolded by management and told that "there should be no violence under any circumstances."