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Man arrested for cutting high school girl’s skirt with scissors while on bus

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Police in Fukuoka City have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of property destruction after he cut a high school girl’s skirt with a pair of scissors while they were aboard a bus last November.

Police said Daisuke Iwamoto, a company employee, is accused of snipping a piece of the 15-year-old girl’s uniform while she was asleep in the seat beside him, Kyodo News reported.

Police said the girl didn’t realize that her skirt had ben cut until she got off the bus.

Iwamoto emerged as a suspect after bus surveillance camera footage showed him sitting next to the girl.

Police said Iwamoto has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I was curious about the fabric and material used in the skirt worn by the girl sitting next to me, so I snipped off a piece with the scissors I had with me.”

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Sick and dumb dude.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Being weirds in Japan usually only involves camera, now also involve cutting?

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Fabric fetish. That's a new one.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Just be glad that's all he cut.

I am forever reminding my 17 year old daughter that sleeping on a bus or train is fraught with danger.

S

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Mr Iwamoto needs psychiatric help…

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Police said Iwamoto has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I was curious about the fabric and material used in the skirt worn by the girl sitting next to me, so I snipped off a piece with the scissors I had with me.”

Next time, go to a department store and ask the staff about the fabric/material.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Seifuku (school uniform) has been fetished globally for at least a century, but this is really about the cutting. Skirt cutting features in 'Your Name' and Keyakizaka46's 'Getsuyoubi no Asa, Skirt wo Kirareta'. I haven't seen it extend into popular culture anywhere other than Japan. Has anyone else?

5 ( +6 / -1 )

“I was curious about the fabric and material used in the skirt worn by the girl sitting next to me,

what this fool know about materials?

and? The suspense is killing us.

So, What fabric was used, you nut?

> so I snipped off a piece with the scissors I had with me.”

yes, very normal people carry around scissors all day.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Mr Iwamoto needs psychiatric help…

And a stomping.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

"the scissors I had on me", a totally normal statement /s

7 ( +7 / -0 )

This makes me wonder what they would find in his swatches drawer in his home. Maybe they should check. Reading this article made me shake like I'd just eaten a dozen worms.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Scissors? I guess that’s better than the pocketknife keychain every dad in America always had conveniently on them when I was growing up.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I am guessing that his real interest doesn't lie in the texture and material of the fabric.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

The strangest crimes happen here. Not arrested for assault?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

“I was curious about the fabric and material used in the skirt worn by the girl sitting next to me"

Too bad he didn't think to say, "Excuse me. This is a strange question, but could you tell me the brand of your skirt?"

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“I was curious about the fabric and material used in the skirt worn by the girl sitting next to me, so I snipped off a piece with the scissors I had with me.”

I'm all for rehabilitation but maybe we should put this guy on an asteroid and forget about him.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It’s not a property destruction, it’s sexual harassment of a child.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Typical Japan... since they have no law on the books for "cutting the skirt of a sleeping girl on a bus", the charge becomes "property destruction". Quite often when a suspected killer in Japan is arrested, they are first arrested for "leaving a dead body out in public".

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Maybe the skirt was too tight?!

He was doing her and us a favor! No to tight skirts!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

He can be charged with 銃刀法違反 for having those scissors on the bus.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

He obviously likes high school girls so much so he had the audacity to cutting a piece of the girl's skirt.

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