Aichi cops arrest Tokyo man traveling around Japan to ‘hit on women’

Suspect tried to run but was overpowered and pinned down

The Higashiyama Campus of Nagoya University
The Higashiyama Campus of Nagoya University (Gazoo.com)

AICHI (TR) – A man was arrested for trespassing in a Nagoya university building for the sole suspected purpose of hitting on women, police said.

An unemployed 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing in a building of a campus of Nagoya University on Tuesday to try and proposition women, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Wednesday (May 25).

The suspect, a resident of Tokyo’s Chuo Ward, has admitted to the charges, telling officers from the Chikusa Police Station that he was “definitely aiming to hit on women.”

Police said the suspect entered the first floor of a building on the Higashiyama Campus of Nagoya University at around 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday and was cat-calling numerous women.

A group of male university students thought the suspect was suspicious and approached him, prompting the suspect to flee until he was overpowered and pinned down by students on a nearby street.

An official involved with the investigation said the suspect is believed to have been traveling around various universities nationwide with an aim to hit on women.

On what is thought to be the suspect’s Twitter, a tweet describes plans to travel around universities in Japan to proposition women.

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3 Responses to "Aichi cops arrest Tokyo man traveling around Japan to ‘hit on women’"

  1. Stickman   May 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Seems like a non-crime to me.
    He wants to pick up college women. Who doesn’t? They can always tell him no.

    • Grace Gary   May 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      You’re ignorant to the point of oblivious to about cat-calling being a form of harassment, and the many dangers women face when telling a desperate man no. We can say, it but it doesn’t mean it’ll be respected. If that were the case, rape wouldn’t exist.

      Not to mention, what part of “trespassing” did you not understand? That is a crime.

  2. B.J.   May 31, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Running away because he was approached — whew, sounds like a dangerous criminal all right.