Police in Tokyo on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old boy who threw full 2-liter PET bottles of water from a high-rise apartment building in Tokyo's Chuo Ward onto pedestrians below.
On June 7 at around 2:45 p.m., a 33-year-old pregnant woman, who was pushing a baby stroller in front of the 32-story apartment complex in Tsukuda, sustained a minor injury to her shoulder after she was hit by a full PET bottle, police said. In a second incident that occurred just before 7 p.m. on Monday, a PET bottle was again thrown from the same building, Fuji TV reported.
A local resident spotted the boy at the window and notified police.
Police said Thursday the boy admitted throwing the bottles out the window of his apartment and said he did it to ease his stress, even though he knew someone might get hurt. The boy said he wasn't getting along with his parents.
Local residents said that since March, PET bottles and vases have been found on the ground on a number of occasions.© Japan Today