Police on Tuesday arrested a man for obscenity in public after he reportedly flashed passengers riding on the JR Kagoshima Line. According to reports, at around 7:50 a.m., Takashi Ishikawa, 56, boarded a train heading from Ogura toward Tosu City in Saga Prefecture, dropped his pants and flashed a 24 year-old female passenger.
Ishikawa, who told police he was unemployed and homeless, admitted to the charges, and was quoted as saying: "I got on the train with the intention of flashing someone."
According to police, the conductors attempted to question Ishikawa about the incident while the train was stopped at Spaceworld Station in Kitakyushu City, but he jumped onto the tracks and ran about 650 meters before he was apprehended by JR staff who found him hiding in the shadow of a freight train.
Ishikawa was fully clothed when he made his attempted escape. The train was stopped for over 30 minutes, delaying or canceling 13 other trains and affecting about 7,000 passengers.© News reports