Police in Tokyo on Thursday arrested a 32-year-old male nurse on stalking charges after he allegedly sent messages to a female acquaintance pressuring her to date him. Bomb-making materials such as gunpowder were also found in his home, police said.
Shuhei Kotani, 32, who lives in Setagaya Ward, is suspected of harassing a 28-year-old woman, TBS reported. The woman told police that after kotani made advances to her last November, she asked him not to contact her again, but he sent numerous messages to her from November until the end of December, in which he wrote, "I want you to date me" and "Listen to what I have to say."
A police investigation of Kotani's home found gunpowder and small bottles.
Kotani was quoted by police as saying, "If I can't date her, then I want to die," TBS reported.
Kotani had already been arrested on Jan 2 after he was caught red-handed trying to forcibly enter the woman's apartment by breaking a window. Kotani had a hammer with him at the time, police said.© Japan Today