FUKUOKA (TR) – Did the summer heat necessitate a wardrobe change?
Following a series of incidents in Dazaifu City involving a man in a superhero costume, Fukuoka Prefectural Police believe they have found their man — this time, attired as a Playboy Bunny, reports the Asahi Shimbun (July 14).
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on July 1, a resident tipped off police about what appeared to be “a man in a bunny girl suit — a black tank top, fishnet stockings and high heels” checking the mail slot of a vacant home.
When the suspect saw the resident, he fled the scene by car. However, officers from the Chikushino Police Station subsequently used the license plate number of the vehicle provided by the informant to locate the suspect, a 34-year-old man, and charge him with attempted theft.
The suspect told police, “I don’t recall the incident.”
In 2009, the same suspect was apprehended in Iizuka City, located in the same prefecture, in a similar case in which he wore a suit for the lead character in the film “Spider-Man 3,” according to Sports Nippon (July 15).
Since this spring, police in Dazaifu have received a number of complaints about a person in a very similar “Spider-Man” costume behaving suspiciously.
Police are now investigating whether the suspect did in fact swap his webbed body suit for fishnet stockings and high heels in this latest caper.