51-year-old man arrested for spitting on woman’s face


Police in Yokohama have arrested an unemployed 51-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he spat on a woman’s face.

Riko Sato spat on a 48-year-old woman walking in Naka Ward at around 3 p.m. on Feb 16, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Sato has denied the charge, telling them he doesn’t recall the incident.

According to police reports, Sato has been in trouble with the law four times since February over his behavior. One incident was violating the waste management law by throwing garbage out of his apartment window.

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"51-year-old man arrested for spitting on woman’s face"

Why is this news worthy?

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

Okay, so this guy has a pattern of misbehavior. What is next? Killing his neighbor and chopping them up in pieces and putting them in another neighbors mailbox? Put him in jail because he is a danger to society!

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

Maybe not a danger to society, but definitely a jackass.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

He spat on a woman 3 months ago and they arrest him now? How? Through CCTV footage? I’ve been spat on before by drunk old Japanese guy. I don’t think he was ever arrested but I also didn’t report it either because I didn’t feel like spending 3 hours at a koban

15 ( +17 / -2 )

How is this news?

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Yes, that perfectly fits to the well observable fact, that the once big difference between humans and wild animals gets nowadays thinner day by day.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Has this person been checked for any mental health issues ?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The way that crime would be looked upon in America now days is he would be arrested for spitting on and attacking an Asian!! That would make the news!

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Maybe not a danger to society, but definitely a jackass.

He could also be a domestic terrorist spreading covid! This is serious behavior issues, test him immediately.

3 ( +4 / -1 )


He could also be a domestic terrorist spreading covid!

Good point. In these virus panic days, his behaviour is not just moronic, it also dangerous. Certainly a lot more than being maskless, which some people throw a hissyfit over. Throw the book at him.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

He is a jackass and a potential danger because if his behavior were to go unchecked it could embolden him and escalate.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Why is this news worthy?

It’s assault. It has the potential to cause serious harm to the women if he has a disease. It’s very newsworthy.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

This really isn't news, but poor man . I hope he is ok.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

This is the absolute WORST time to be doing this kind of stuff! A few years ago if you spat in someone's face it was either you were angry at them and wanted to GREATLY disrespect them or perhaps that was their fetish! But not now at all because of the spread of this virus.

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Mistake ..I meant "she" .

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