Police said Friday they have arrested a suspect in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture, suspected of puncturing an estimated 15 car tires since December of last year.
According to police, Hiromi Horiguchi, 52, was arrested in a car park on Thursday at around 6:20 p.m. while puncturing car tires with an ice pick. TV Asahi reported that police were waiting in the area, having noticed that most of the incidents were carried out on a Thursday.
Horiguchi was quoted by police as saying, “I was in a bad mood, so I punctured tires. I’ve done it a few times before.”