Man held for cutting woman's pants with scissors on train
A man was arrested in Higashiyamacho, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday for cutting a woman’s pants while she slept on a train. Police identified the suspect as Koji Takahashi, 57, who claims to be a construction worker of no fixed abode.
According to police, Takahashi made three incisions, each around 10 centimeters in length, while the 20-year-old woman was sleeping at 6:40 a.m. on a train between Kitasakado and Takamatsu on the Tobu Tojo line.
When the victim realized her pants had been cut, she followed Takahashi as he got off the train at Takasaka. The woman then reported the situation to station staff who detained Takahashi until police arrived.
According to police, Takahashi told station staff, “She was stretched out on the priority seat taking up all the space, so I got mad at her.”