Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of placing a bicycle on the train tracks of the JR Takasaki Line last month.
According to police, Shuya Tadaki, a company employee, has admitted to the charge, Fuji TV reported. Tadaki was quoted as saying he left the bike on the tracks near Shinmachi Station on the night of April 22. A cargo train was damaged when it ran over the bike. Nobody on the train was injured.
Police said Tadaki told them he left the bike on the tracks because he was stressed out and he wanted to see a train derailment.
Police are also questioning Tadaki about a similar incident on May 11 when a commuter train hit a bicycle left on the tracks about 200 meters from where the April 21 incident took place.© Japan Today