Hokkaido cops: Man assaults, kisses woman playing Pokemon Go

Suspect grabbed the woman from behind and said, 'Don't scream or I'll hit you'

A woman playing Pokemon Go was assaulted in Hokkaido on Sunday
A woman playing Pokemon Go was assaulted in Hokkaido on Sunday

HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police are searching for a man who assaulted a female player of Pokemon Go on a street in Obihiro City, reports NHK (July 31).

At around 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, the man approached the woman, aged in her 20s, from behind as she played the popular smartphone game and grabbed her head and shoulders. “Don’t scream or I’ll hit you,” he warned.

The man then dragged the woman to a nearby residence where he forcibly kissed her. After she resisted his advances, he fled the scene.

The woman suffered slight injuries in the incident.

According to the Obihiro Police Station, the man is believed to be aged in his 20s. With a slim build, he stands approximately 170 centimeters in height. He wears black-rimmed glasses.

Police are searching for the man on suspicion of indecent assault.

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