A 29-year-old police constable was arrested for trespassing and attempted theft on Wednesday, after he was spotted fondling a pair of women’s underwear that were hung out on the first-floor balcony of an apartment block in the town of Ginan.
Motoyuki Tamaki, a resident of Kakamigahara City in Gifu and a constable at Inazawa police station in neighboring Aichi Prefecture, is accused of trespassing at the 31-year-old woman’s apartment at around 3 p.m. Wednesday. The man living with the woman told police he saw Tamaki touching the underwear and called out to him from inside the apartment. Tamaki fled and the man ran after him, but lost sight of him and called police, who were able to locate Tamaki in the neighborhood shortly after.
Tamaki, who was not working on Wednesday, has admitted to entering the apartment grounds but said he did so to use the toilet on the first floor. He has denied intending to steal the underwear.