KYOTO (TR) – Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested a man on Monday for allegedly trapping a woman in his car and licking her foot, a case that could be tied to five similar incidents where the suspect was known among officers as the “foot licker man.”
The 56-year-old suspect is charged with indecent assault for allegedly asking a woman in her 20s passing by a parking lot to “help me fix my car’s brakes” in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, at around midnight on July 23 before making her sit in the driver’s seat as he forced off her right sandal to lick her foot for some 30 minutes, the Asahi Shimbun reports (Nov. 7).
Police said the suspect, who is denying the charges claiming he “doesn’t remember this at all,” also put his teeth on her heel.
The suspect thanked and freed the woman, who told police she “couldn’t run away because he was holding down my ankle, plus I was barefoot because he forced off my sandal.”
Police said the latest case could be linked to five other similar incidents reported mainly in Fushimi Ward since, where women around their 20s recounted similar assaults when they were out late at night or early morning. Officers investigating these cases nicknamed the suspect the “foot licker man.”