A 25-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for forcibly kissing a female passenger who was seated next to him during an overnight bus trip in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The victim typed a help message on her cell phone and handed the phone to a passenger seated behind her, who was able to help restrain the man.
Tadafumi Watanabe was arrested for allegedly kissing the woman in her 30s who was sleeping around 5 a.m., while the bus was heading for Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, from Osaka.
According to police, the victim woke up after Watanabe kissed her. Instead of protesting out loud, she typed the message, “The guy next to me is a groper. Please report it to the driver,” on her mobile phone and handed the phone to the passenger behind her. The driver called police when the bus arrived at Matsue station and Watanabe was arrested.
Watanabe was on his way home in Matsue, police said.© Japan Today