A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of committing an indecent act after he kissed a woman who was sleeping on a train in September.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 2 p.m. in the afternoon aboard a train heading to Kansai Airport from Kyobashi Station in Osaka, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The rear half of the train was bound for Wakayama, and the train halted at Hineno Station for two minutes for the train to detach. A woman in her 20s, who was sitting in the front of the train, was sleeping when Takahiro Ueda kissed her. The woman woke up, but Ueda managed to escape to the rear, where he boarded the train heading to Wakayama.
Security footage from that day revealed a man running on the platform, which allowed police to determine the suspect’s identity. Ueda was arrested on Monday.
Police said that just before Ueda kissed the woman, he was seen by other passengers walking through carriages. It is believed he was searching for someone to kiss.
After his arrest, police quoted Ueda as saying: “I don’t want to talk about the incident right now.”© Japan Today