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Man arrested for breaking into woman’s hotel room, spanking her with shoehorn

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By Evie Lund

Here’s one you don’t hear every day – a man was arrested in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture last weekend on charges of entering the hotel room of a female acquaintance through the window before proceeding to strike her about the buttocks with a shoehorn that he found in the room. But just what could prompt such behavior?

According to reports, the man, a 25-year-old company employee, entered the business hotel room of the woman (also 25) at around 10 a.m. on the morning of Nov 9, using a ladder (it is uncertain if he provided his own ladder or if the ladder was already in situ), before carrying out his assault.

The man is believed to have confessed to his crimes, telling police, “I did it, I hit her with the shoehorn”. Unfortunately, he failed to elaborate further, so we have no idea what sparked the man’s fury and led him to commit the dual crime of breaking and entering and assault with a weapon.

Since the man entered the hotel room unarmed and grabbed the nearest thing he could use as a weapon, we’re guessing that this was a sudden crime of passion and not a prearranged rendezvous that went badly wrong. Luckily, the woman wasn’t seriously hurt during her ordeal.

Netizens have responded to this odd crime story with a series of bemused tweets:

"To go to the trouble of breaking and entering and then using a shoehorn as a weapon… Just how much damage could a person inflict with one of those things? Or was it some kind of… special shoehorn?!"

"Some kind of couples’ play?"

"Wow, I don’t get it (´・ω・`)"

"So, what happened, exactly? LOL!"

"Yikes, there are some creeps out there… Wait, this is MY home town!"

It seems that the only two people who really know what went on in that hotel room are the man and his victim.

Source: Yomiuri.co.jp

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go and buy a proper whip

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I had to pay good money to get spanked with a shoehorn in a hotel room.

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@Mennonite Maiden

My joke was very much against myself. There's humour in almost all news stories. This isn't domestic abuse, it's silliness on an epic scale. Chill out.

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What a heel.

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F E T I S H

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You can't make ths stuff up. Spanking with a shoehorn? They walk among us!

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All jokes aside, this is just domestic violence and is the result of the mentality of most Japanese men that they own women. He's just a pathetic little bully and should be sent to the big house for an education on what copping a spanking really is. Loser!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

My wife... No, enough already. But she has a good right hand ; )

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Taking care of "business".

Don't know what the big deal is about. I do this all the time.

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Give a new term to "Having The Horn"

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As soon as I read the headline, I remembered this odd scene in "Lost In Translation" in Bill Murray's hotel room:

<>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSXEhsySylk

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Lip them ;o)

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I'd love it if a young woman burst into my hotel room and started a spanking game.

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C R E E P Y

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S E X Y

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Scary lack of self-control and respect for his acquaintance.

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If somebody broke into my hotel room, he'd be the one getting attacked. Glad he had no knife and she is okay. All seriousness aside, I thought the phrase "strike her about the buttocks" was funny, like a line from Monty Python.

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Putting his dating-coach lessons into practice I reckon.

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A pervertible shoehorn?

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Where is the excuse that he was drunk at the time?

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And he wasn't even British?

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He was just feeling a little (shoe) horny.

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this could have gone very badly, this was not a married couple or a couple that were checked into the room together. where people stalk with GPS devices this is not nice news indeed. the humor in the story is not well placed

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I am not one to excuse break-in and assault, but this is just... weird.

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Good to know random violence against women is taken as a laughing joke among posters in both Japan Today and Yahoo Japan. Society just gets better every passing day. =)

You can either laugh about it or cry. Joking about it does not imply that the assault on the lady is being accepted as anything other than the crime that it is. Hopefully she is not so traumatized by the event that she will be able to make light of it someday herself. The likelihood however is an increased feeling of insecurity. No one is making light of that.

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Entering the room through a window at 10am on a Sunday morning. Seems like the female acquaintance was trying to sleep-in.

All jokes aside, this is just domestic violence and is the result of the mentality of most Japanese men that they own women.

As the two were apparently not related in any manner other than "acquaintance", this doesn't count as "domestic violence". Whether he felt he "owned" her or just picked an absolutely stupid way to wake her up is something the courts will have to determine.

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Acting out a 50-Shades-of-Gray concept?

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@Mennonite Maiden

Fair enough. Of course it could have been a frightening experience, and direct attempts at humour would be in bad taste. I was trying a tangent... ; )

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//"I had to pay good money to get spanked with a shoehorn in a hotel room."

Actually you get something remarkably similar in South Korea, it's their tradition for the nurse to a) give a vitamin injection in the butt and b) to distract the patient by light slapping near the area...I got this on the school medical insurance. In my own defence, the second time I ended up in the same clinic, I declined the injection and just asked for some vitamin tablets instead.

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"Actually you get something remarkably similar in South Korea, it's their tradition for the nurse to a) give a vitamin injection in the butt and b) to distract the patient by light slapping near the area...I got this on the school medical insurance. In my own defence, the second time I ended up in the same clinic, I declined the injection and just asked for some vitamin tablets instead."

Har! I mean, why?

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He was just feeling a little (shoe) horny.

The guy was just a straight up "horn"dog.

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Love the comments!

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A shoehorn fetish didn't know that one yet :P

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Must be the company 'whipping boy'

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No with guy like that who keep score .

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"I had to pay good money to get spanked with a shoehorn in a hotel room."

Har! I mean, that's really pathetic, lol

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Sorry, but what the heck was this guy thinking?? I hope he got arrested and for a good, long time! Idiot!

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Good one Mocheake:

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Sad, but not surprised, to see violence is considered a joke by many.

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america you are changing Japanese friends

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This guy wanted to express a different "porn" of view about intimate relationships.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

THAT'S MY FETISH!

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