The most shared story from Yahoo! Japan on Facebook today was the news that a pervert had been arrested for lying in a gutter and peeping up women’s skirts in the hope he’d catch a glimpse of their underwear.
This may sound like a familiar story to our more dedicated readers. It may in fact sound exactly the same as a story we covered back in 2013. Yup. That’s right. Same guy. Same situation. You have to at least applaud his dedication for getting into that tiny gutter again, and in the middle of summer.
Netizens find the man’s behavior generally to be quite funny, while others point out that he probably needs psychiatric treatment. We feel sorry for the poor beautician who found him there.
28 Year Old Man Who Spent 5 Hours Lying In A Gutter Peeping In Height Of Summer Because He Wanted To See Women’s Underwear Tells Police: “When I’m Reborn I Want To Be A Street”
On November 9, the Higashinada division of the Hyogo Prefectural Police arrested company employee Hirai Yasuomi (28) of Higashinada, Kobe City, on suspicion of violated the Prefectural Anti-Nuisance Bylaw after he tried to catch a glimpse of women’s underwear as he lay in a gutter. According to police, he is thought to have spend 5 hours lurking in the narrow gutter. Hirai admits to the charges, saying “I did it because I wanted to look up women’s skirts”. Hirai was also arrested on the same charge two years ago, and police are proceeding with their investigations on the assumption that Hirai was peeping with the aim of secretly taking photographs of the women’s underwear on his smartphone.
His somewhat tenacious peeping was discovered in the middle of summer this year, on August 16. The incident happened in a kerbside gutter in front of a post office, just 70 meters from JR Settsu-Motoyama Station, where there are a lot of passers-by during the day.
According to police, at around 3am Hirai entered the small gutter, which is 60cm deep, 55cm wide, has a length of 35cm, in Higashinada Okamoto 1-chome. Hirai fitted his body into the gutter’s 40cm wide earthenware pipe and lay facing upwards so that only his head and wrists were above the pipe. He put the iron grill back over the top of the gutter, and lay in wait for women to walk by. He had his smartphone with him, and it is assumed he intended to photograph the women secretly.
At around 7:50am, a beautician (37) noticed that there was hair protruding from the gutter’s iron grill. When she approached thinking it was a wig, it moved. It was human hair. When she looked closer, she saw what looked like a man’s face, and Hirai stared he right in the eye. The woman screamed loudly and ran away, calling 110 to report the situation to police.
When officers immediately rushed to the scene, the man was still lying in the pipe. He had long unkempt hair and was wearing a t-shirt. Hirai was pulled out from the gutter, and told police “Make no mistake about it. I wanted to peep up their skirts”. He did not resist police.
When police investigated the videos stored on Hirai’s smartphone, they found several still images and videos that Hirai appeared to have secretly take on women’s underwear. There were also videos that appeared to have been taken on the train. The photographs were taken over the period from March through April this year, and these offenses will be added to the charges.
In June 2013 Hirai had also been arrested on the same charges for having peeped at women’s underwear while lying in a gutter at a different location in Higashinada. At the time, he had told police: “When I’m reborn, I want to be a street”.
Comments from Facebook:
A street…go ahead (doh)
If I clocked him in there I’d pour a bucket of water over him, or maybe I’d piss on him.
Or maybe I’d throw paint on him?
Would have been great if he’d been flattened with a steam-roller w
Nowadays women wear trousers all the time anyway, and adult women wear stockings and girdles under their skirts, so it would be very rare to see their pants. And if you’re in a gutter, there’s a grill over the top so you can’t take good pictures either. Guess he’s just someone who’ll go that far.
So this is not the Abe Kobo novel “Box-man” but “Street-man”? What drove him to do that I wonder? I just don’t get it.
People are a mystery to me…
He wants to be a street when he’s reborn www
Dude, come on, at least become panties!
Or become a panty ghost who can only fly from one pair of knickers to another.
“When I’m reborn I want to become a street”??
He’s a sicko～. Should be in hospital.
Vo Hoang Baophi:
This news is gonna go viral throughout the world, I’ll bet 〜〜w
Japan will be ridiculed for being a nation full of perverts!
Comments from Yahoo! Japan:
Kinda made me think oh well, good luck in your next life!
Wouldn’t he be happier if he became panties?
Wow, a real freak has emerged.
It’s the second time he’s done this.
He must be sick in the head.
Yeah, hope you get reborn because of this.
But being a street is going to be a tough one.
This is a terrible thing, but I really feel sorry for this guy…Whenever I imagine him getting in there and being dragged out it’s just hilarious (笑)
The very thought of it….I mean, if you were a belt line and you just had cars thundering over you all day, you wouldn’t see many panties…
Even if you don’t wait until you’re reborn, your life is over as a human being.
Didn’t the cops doing the investigation laugh as they were doing it?
Had it been me I don’t think I would have been able to hold it in.
Is he doing his best to become a sidewalk outside a women’s university, and praying to the gods for that to happen?