A man, 24, disguised as a woman was arrested on Sunday for beating up a man, 31, in a hotel room in Yokohama, police said.
The suspect, identified as Tatsunori Konno, hit his date in the face and cut his thigh with scissors, after his male identity was revealed following an intimate exchange between the two on Saturday afternoon. “He started touching me and I panicked,” Konno was quoted by police as saying.
According to police, the two met for the first time after exchanging online conversations for half a year. “He looked exactly like a woman – the voice, the makeup, even the arms,” the confused victim told police. “He became violent after I realized that he was a male.”
Konno was arrested last year in October after he bit 3 cm of his then-date’s tongue in a similar situation, but the charge was dropped after the two parties reached a settlement.
“He is really beautiful when he disguises himself as a woman,” a policeman who was in charge of Konno’s case last year said.
During last year’s investigation, Konno expressed his desire to have a sex change operation and return to Hokkaido where he was born.© Compiled from news reports