Tokyo bicyclist arrested for splashing woman with urine as he rode past her -- Aug 19
Sometime after 11 p.m. on the night of July 29, a 30-something woman was walking back to her home in the Bunka neighborhood of Tokyo’s Sumida Ward when a man on a bicycle rapidly approached her from behind.

This is similar to the scenario in which a junior high school girl was groped by a manga author elsewhere in Tokyo in June, and sure enough, the Sumida cyclist was also up to no good.

Fortunately, the woman was not grabbed, struck, of otherwise directly touched by the man. However, as he rode past her, he whipped out a plastic bottle and splashed her on the left arm with some sort of yellow liquid.

As you might expect, strange men who ride around in the middle of the night dousing women aren’t trying to show them hospitality by supplying them with refreshing lemonade, and the yellow liquid was, indeed, urine. The woman reported the incident to the police, and after examining security camera footage investigators were able to identify the cyclist as Masakazu Tajima, a 23-year-old Sumida Ward resident.

When questioned about the incident, Tajima revealed that the urine was his, and that he’d collected it in the bottle specifically to use in the manner he did. “I splashed her with my urine,” he admitted, adding “Her surprised reaction was omoshirokatta,” using a Japanese word that can mean interesting, funny, or entertaining. Regardless of which specific sensation Tajima was most motivated by, the police of course take issue with such behavior, so he’s been placed under arrest and is also now being investigated for his possible involvement in two other ride-by urine-splashing of women in the same part of Tokyo back in April.

東京・墨田区の路上で女性に黄色い液体を掛けたとして、23歳の男が逮捕されました。男は「自分の尿を掛けた」と話しています。  田嶋正和容疑者は先月、墨田区文花の路上で帰宅途中の30代女性に対し、ペットボトルを振って、中に入っていた液体を掛けた疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、田嶋容疑者は自転車に乗って女性とすれ違った際に、突然、無言で女性の左腕に黄色い液体を掛けたということです。田嶋容疑者は「自分の尿を掛けた」「女性が驚く反応を見るのが面白くてやった」と容疑を認めています。墨田区内では4月以降、同様の被害が少なくとも2件確認されていて、警視庁が余罪についても捜査しています。
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