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Public servant arrested for stalking woman in Tokushima

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A 30-year-old man was arrested under anti-stalking laws on Monday, accused of sending threatening emails and loitering around the home of a woman in her 20s who he was seeing until May.

Takuya Inoue, a public servant working in the Urban Policy Division of the Tokushima City government, allegedly sent threatening emails to a female public servant in her 20s, saying that she might get hurt. He is also suspected of loitering around her apartment early in the morning of June 24.

Police said the pair were in a relationship until May. Her front door keyhole was filled with glue and slanderous fliers were left outside her home in June. The woman consulted police in mid-July after receiving the threatening emails, and they fitted a security camera to her property and increased patrols in the area.

Razor blades were later found glued to the woman’s bicycle brake lever, and the woman noticed a strange smell coming from her kitchen ventilation system on June 24. She discovered a liquid pesticide dripping inside the unit, and had footage from her security camera checked by the police, which recorded a man that resembled Inoue outside her apartment. Inoue was arrested on Monday after a small fire extinguisher was thrown through a window of the apartment on Sunday night.

Inoue has admitted to sending the threatening emails and being near the woman’s apartment on June 24, and police are pursuing charges in up to 20 incidents of property damage.

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scary !! lock him up... or that will be soon another "stalker kills his ex and her mother" news !

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On the stalking scale where 1 is following somebody home from the station, this guy rates close to a 10, namely a really scary dude. The cops should go all out to put this dude out of circulation for a long, long time.

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But... he's a public servant!! Make him serve! (time, that is)

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This guy really went over the edge and it looks like things were escalating. Especially after throwing a small fire extinguisher through her window.

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Takuya-san, pleace play nice, don't scare the girl ok!

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another freak who can't handle rejection

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Was he just another nutter, or did she do something really bad to him that caused such a behavior?

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if they arrested more often in stalking cases they may have prevented several murders this year

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Another case of a pubescent boy who can't handle rejection.

I hope the poor woman is ok and is given any support she needs.

Never thought I'd say this, but props to the police for believing the woman, installing a security camera and increasing patrols.

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He will get a slap on the wrist, make an apology and business as usual.

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While I'm saddened of yet ANOTHER case of this kind of public official going nuts, I'm happy at least to be reading this as it is and not reading the woman's name in the obits after police did nothing in response to her calls. It sounds like they did a good job here and got to the perp. in time. Now, let's see what kind of punishment this guy gets, or will he be let off only to exact revenge on the young lady?

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why didn't they arrest him over the razor blades and emails?????

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Takuya....rejection is a bitch isn't it??? Hopefully they will lock you up and you won't get rejected by the fellas looking for some play time.

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Is this a joke?? The J-Cops actually TOOK ACTION in regards to a stalking claim??

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wow police acted swiftly this time around or else it could have been worse. Thank God the lady is safe

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Yep - have to say kudos to the cops for taking this one seriously. This is obviously not your average "how dare she reject me!" kind of dude. Brave lady too. I`d have been terrified if I was her.

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he's in his 30's .. he should have grown a brain by then =w= .. stalking is childish .. he should've talked with the girl directly to settle things

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So many data points of madness need to be collected by so many different means to be able to make a decision you see.

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"Tokushima" is getting more like downtown Los Angeles...

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So sad such persons exist, sad and scary.

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Razor blades, pesticides, broken windows... I certainly hope the police are going to seek an indictment for a heck of a lot more than just property damage! How about conduct with intent to harm? Or even attempted murder? You go to squeeze your bicycle brake and end up cutting into your fingers, how are you supposed to control your bike? ZOOM! Off into traffic, and probably the path of an oncoming bus.

Throw the book at him!

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Stalkers are the worst because their obsession motivates them to commit abominal crimes. They should be put in a mental facility or in prison for life to prevent crimes.

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