Cop busted for using spy camera attached to shoe to film up woman's skirt


Police in Kagawa Prefecture said Tuesday they have arrested a 46-year-old police sergeant for using a spy camera attached to his shoe to film up a woman’s skirt.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Kozo Shirakawa, was arrested after secretly filming up a 23-year-old woman’s skirt at a department store in Takamatsu at around 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. NTV quoted police as saying that Shirakawa had attached a spy camera to the inside of his right shoe and then filming through a tiny hole in the leather shoe.

Shirakawa, who has admitted to the charge, was arrested after a suspicious department store security guard reported his behavior to police.

Japan Today

  • 8


    And so it continues, another pervy cop to add to the list...

  • 10


    Police misconduct on a daily basis. This is disgusting. The case of a security guard doing a better job than the cop.

  • 1


    PC Plod needs a new pair of shoes!

  • 5

    Mirai Hayashi

    Again? How many times has this happened in the last 6 months. Don't these idiots ever learn?

  • 4


    Everybody needs a hobby.

  • 8


    "The devil will find work for idle hands to do" is an expression that perfectly applies to all of these pathetic J-cops.

  • 0


    Ah, the J-cops at it again!

  • 2


    He put a lot of work to do this, I hope he faces an attorney with the same amount purpose to send him away for a very long time.

  • 1

    Kobuta Chan


  • 3

    Dennis Bauer

    I sometimes wonder if being a perv is a job requirement.

  • 1


    What an idiot! I would've loved to have seen this guy at work though, he must've looked so sketchy!

  • 11


    Nothing will change until they make this kind of pathetic pererted behavior a serious offense. This perve will get a pay cut, a slap on the wrist and be back at work next week. I've caught and seen quite a few oyajis with their phones stuck up girls' skirts on the escolator, but from past experience I won't attempt to apprehend them. The first time I did I spent fours being interrogated by the flops, while the guy I caught was let go within 30 minutes. It seems that, catching a perve is a more serious offense than being one.

  • 2


    Maybe Japanese (especially Japanese police) need to be pointed out that there loads of mostly free porn which has this content and they pretend its non-consensual and get the same thrill legally.

  • 2

    Gaijin Desi

    A Japanese Cop... Khupppppppppppp

  • 2


    Have we met this month's quota yet for J-police blunders? Not yet? Still time for another then. Yokatta. I'm sure I'll need another laugh by the end of the month.

  • 6

    Simon Foston

    Such ingenuity. Pity it couldn't be used to catch criminals.

  • 4


    I think women should start wearing cameras on their backs that record who is behind them. When they review the film and see a guy who is acting weird they can edit the film and then put it on YouTube to shame them. Tit-for-tat, you know.

  • 0


    "Ah, the J-cops at it again!" well put...the aftermath offcer clicks on his fantasy.....they keep on keeping on..."its what they do..

  • 1

    Magnus Roe

    I don't suppose the MPD will take a hint and get started with some kind of attitude corrective measures anytime soon? This should be turning into a PR nightmare for everyone involved, but no one seems to give a care?

  • -9


    This is a terrible, horrible crime right up there among the worst of crimes anyone can do.

    Of course the crime is genetic and only comes from the genetics of being a man. Perhaps these MEN should be removed from society permanently and surely a genetic test will reveal who these men are and we will be able to prevent them becoming police.

  • 1


    He needs more training. How is he gonna be good at stake-outs, stings, and undercover missions if a security guard could easily see thru his cover?! At least pick a cute one. /sarcasm

  • 1



    there were these girls who did that, 2 aussie girls I think. not to catch these guys in jpn, tho, just to film how guys look at them after they walk by.

  • 0

    only one

    this guy needs a shoe up his private parts!

  • 0

    Cortes Elijah

    Once again a J-Cop shows his worth.

  • -2


    What is it with Japanese pervs and upskirt photos? Why doesn't he just go to a beach in summer and see as many young women in bikini bottoms as he wants without resorting to comedy spy tech gadgets.

  • -1


    Looks like the department store security guard would make a better cop.

  • 1


    Thanks, Lowly!

  • 0


    I know this is wrong but I laughed at the idea it's like something out of a cartoon. But it is terrible.

  • 0


    "The devil will find work for idle hands to do"

    But he was using Holey shoes!

  • 0


    How did he get caught?

  • 0


    If the department store security guard is so suspicious, maybe he should be investigated too.

    Anyway I just don’t get the craze with up-skirt shots. Who cares what is under there? People who do really need to be taken in, so glad he got caught.

    L. Spiro

  • 2


    Excuse me, why are you catching me? I am one of the 20,000 new recruits under training to be a futuristic spy-cop! My superior is just standing at the bottom of the escalator giving us a briefing on how to go about it.

    Now get lost and let me continue with my new assignment please!

  • 0


    Idiot. You cant even trust the police these days.

  • -1

    Kimokekahuna Hawaii

    It would be funny if Victoria Secret sold undies with a happy face or a rude hand gesture or the words.. " I am watching you".

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