Police in Hino, Tokyo, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a woman in her 20s as she was walking along a street, playing Pokemon Go.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:10 a.m. Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman told police she was engrossed in her smartphone, playing Pokemon Go, when a man suddenly came up from behind her, put one hand over her mouth and put his other hand up her skirt.
The woman was able to scream and a police officer on patrol nearby came to her assistance. The suspect, identified as Toshihiko Satake, was arrested at the scene and charged with indecent assault.
Satake, a company employee, was quoted by police as saying he was overcome by an urge to hug the woman.
The woman said she did not know Satake.
Police said there have been several similar assaults reported in the same area this year and are questioning Satake about his involvement in those incidents.© Japan Today