Police said Saturday they have arrested a man for pushing a schoolgirl on an escalator in Yokohama Station on Friday. The man, who has been identified as Hirokazu Okada, 32, from Yokohama, was arrested over an incident that occurred on June 28.
The incident occurred at around 6:15 p.m. at Yokohama Station. The 13-year-old schoolgirl was pushed from behind while descending on an escalator. According to police, Okada was seen pushing the girl on security cameras.
Meanwhile, Sankei Shimbun reports that Okada is also under investigation by police for a second incident that occurred about five minutes later outside the station in which the same schoolgirl sustained minor injuries when she was hit by a bicycle. Okada was quoted by police as saying, "When I'm in a bad mood, I feel like taking it out on young girls."© Japan Today