Well, here’s more new about rampant crime in my town. The latest is a man who was arrested for ride-by saucings.
From the Mainichi Daily News, May 28th 2008:
MAEBASHI — A man suspected of squirting soy sauce over high school girls using a water pistol to “blow off steam” has been arrested, police said.
The 22-year-old man, Kenichi Ogawa, was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has reportedly admitted to the allegations, telling police he did it to relieve his stress.
Police said that several high school girls in Maebashi had been attacked in similar incidents this month, and police are investigating a possible connection between the attacks.
Investigators accuse Ogawa of getting on a motorcycle and approaching a 17-year-old high school girl cycling along a street in the city at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and squirting soy sauce on her back as he passed her. The girl was traveling home with a friend at the time, and the back of her uniform was left covered in soy sauce.