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2 women attacked while walking home in separate incidents

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Two women were attacked from behind by a man as they walked home in separate incidents early Saturday morning in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, police said Sunday.

According to police, the first incident occurred at 3:20 a.m. and the second at 4:10 a.m., about 1.3 kms from the scene of the first assault, Fuji TV reported. In the first case, the woman, who was in her 20s, said a man suddenly came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and said he would kill her if she made a sound. When he started to grope her, she yelled out for help and the man fled.

In the second incident, the man came up behind the woman, also in her 20s, covered her mouth with his hand and threatened to stab her if she screamed, However, she broke free and the assailant took off.

Both assaults occurred on a sidewalk in an area where there are not many streetlights.

The man is described as being in his 20s or early 30s, and about 170 cms tall.

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Disgusting. The society is up for one imminent purge...

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Very unfortunate that these young women had to go through this ordeal.But thank good,they are not physically hurt.

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Never good to hear of such incidents.

Assuming the unfortuante women were on their own, is it common to be walking (alone) at such early hours? As a coincidence, two similar assualts occurred in Sydney this past weekend, both in a similar area and timeframe (highly likely the same sick individual). The time of the incidents was around 6pm as opposed to early am.

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People should try not to be out so late where this person attacks Women.

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Just can't help walking home in the wee hrs of the morning. My present work has a rotating shift. Sometimes I end my job at 8am, and sometimes at 12MN . Just have to arm myself in case of self defense. And loads of prayers.

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Take care, peeps. Try to learn some self-defensive moves if you can. Watch out for nutters, who seem to be on the rise.

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When my daughter was being followed, I advised her to carry a screwdriver. Not obviously a weapon, but will do just nicely.

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Wacko in Wako

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the first incident occurred at 3:20 a.m. and the second at 4:10 a.m

No comment.

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the first incident occurred at 3:20 a.m. and the second at 4:10 a.m

TheGodfather: No comment.

In an ideal world, people could walk around whenever and they want. In the real world, in most places it's a risk to do so.

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Spraying perfume in an attacker's eyes will disable him for long enough for his victim to make an escape, hide, call plod and wait until he's either run off or until the police arrive and arrest him.

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In an ideal world, people could walk around whenever and they want. In the real world, in most places it's a risk to do so.

This is true. Here in Japan the "heiwa boke" syndrome, which the media and press are guilty of promoting as well, cause people to think that crap like this doesnt happen to them, only to someone else.

Common sense is not common for many people here.

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YubaruJan. 17, 2017 - 06:44AM JST In an ideal world, people could walk around whenever and they want. In the real world, in most places it's a risk to do so. This is true. Here in Japan the "heiwa boke" syndrome, which the media and press are guilty of promoting as well, cause people to think that crap like this doesnt happen to them, only to someone else. Common sense is not common for many people here.

Yes, let's all shutter our windows at 9:30 and work from home. There's a reason cases like this make headlines, they're uncommon and "common sense" in Japan doesn't involve women not going anywhere without a male escort.

Regarding the time of the attacks, there are uncountable valid reasons for these women to be on their way home at that hour. You do realize this country doesn't switch off the lights when you get home from your Eikaiwa?

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