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.© News reports