A man on Sunday night assaulted a schoolgirl on a street in Kita-Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, police said Monday. According to police, the girl, 13, was walking home after finishing softball around 8 p.m. when the suspect came up behind her. The girl told police the man grabbed a softball she was carrying and threw it at her.
The girl said that as she turned to run away, the man came at her with a knife and slashed her pants. Police said she wasn't injured because her wallet in the left back pocket of her jeans protected her from the blade.
The suspect fled on a bicycle, mumbling to himself, the girl was quoted as saying. According to the girl's description, he was in his 40s and was wearing a white cap and black clothes.© Japan Today