Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 48-year-old man for allegedly sending an email to a woman in her 30s containing photos of her shoes and underwear which he had stolen, together with the caption: “I’ve just snatched your treasures.”
Further investigation is also hinting that the suspect, Shochi Nagata, was in the possession of a veritable bounty of other women’s “treasures” as well.
The incident which led to Nagata’s arrest began in August of 2014 when a middle-aged woman caught his eye at a convenience store in Taito Ward, Tokyo. After following her home, he allegedly sneaked in and rifled through her belongings.
After returning to his own home, he sent the woman the fateful email containing his “I’ve just snatched your treasures” message using an email address which he had found on some documents in her room.
According to the police, several other items including pairs of women’s shoes, clothes and underwear were found at a location connected to the suspect, and the investigation is ongoing.
Readers of the news naturally had a lot to say, such as:
“How gentlemanly of him to notify the victim.” “He’s like Arsène Lupin of deviants.” “At least he’ll be ranked highly among perverts.” “What was this guy’s end game? Did he just want to smell them?” “The report said he’s unemployed, but I think it should say his job is ‘God of the Perverts.'” “If you’re going to risk your freedom stealing something, might as well make it shoes and underwear.”
Source: TV Asahi
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