A 46-year-old man employed by the Konosu City government in Saitama Prefecture has been arrested for assaulting a woman in a car parking lot.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday. Fuji TV reported that Ken Kokubo allegedly assaulted the 31-year-old woman who was in her car in a parking lot in Kitamoto City. The woman told police that Kokubo, whom she does not know, approached her car and suddenly yanked open the driver’s seat door. He grabbed her by the shoulders and tried to drag her out of the car.
A 22-year-old man passing by heard the woman yell out and managed to subdue Kokubo after a chase of about 100 meters.
Police said Kokubo had a previous arrest record for groping a woman on a train in 2014. After that incident, he was suspended from his job for three months.© Japan Today