A former member of the Aichi prefectural riot police division is being investigated after it was learned he had sent letters from a purported stalker to a woman and then offered to protect her as a ruse to date her.
Police said the officer, who is in his 20s, resigned on Friday after being reprimanded, NTV reported Saturday.
According to officials, the ex-officer met the woman in her 20s at a party. Police said the officer began sending the woman numerous letters pretending to be someone else, writing, "I know where you live," and "I'm watching you."
Shortly after the woman consulted police, the officer contacted the woman and told her, "I caught the man sending you those letters. We discovered that somehow he found out your name. As an officer of the law, I promise I will protect you," all the while seeking to become more friendly with the woman, NTV reported.
However, the woman contacted police to find out more about the mystery stalker. Police told her there had been no suspect detained or even identified. Officials said they questioned the officer who admitted to faking the whole incident so that he could see the woman.
Police said they are considering bringing stalking charges against the former officer.© Japan Today