crime

Stalker uncovered after committing hit and run while driving victim’s car

12 Comments
By SoraNews24

In May of this year, a hit-and-run incident occurred in Shiso City, Hyogo Prefecture, that left a man seriously injured with broken ribs. Police managed to track down the compact car involved and contacted its owner. However, she denied involvement, saying that she didn’t even drive on the day of the incident.

Subsequent investigations were conducted and found that not only was the owner of the car not the one responsible for the hit and run, but she was another of his victims.

Police found that a suspicious man had been seen wandering around the car owner’s home from about January to August of that year. A search of the woman’s residence also revealed that it was bugged and whoever installed the listening device had stolen the keys to her car as well so that he could drive it around town. It isn’t clear how many times that occurred before the hit-and-run he committed inside her car revealed his activities.

This ultimately led police to the 40-year-old president of a heavy machinery company and arrested him on Nov 18 for a wide range of crimes. He reportedly admitted to them, telling police that he “wanted to know everything” about his victim in order to get her attention. It was also discovered that the suspect and victim had been high school classmates, leaving the possibility open that acts like these could have been going on for a much longer time.

The sheer depth of crimes that went unnoticed for so long left nearly all readers of the news feeling very uncomfortable.

“That is utterly repulsive.”

“That’s just terrifying and messed up.”

“Did he just become interested in her now, or was this going on for 20 years?”

“If this was a movie plot I’d say it was too far-fetched.”

“This is disgusting. I feel so bad for women.”

“So he’s the president of a company? Here comes the old ‘stress’ excuse.”

“If the hit-and-run victim happens to die, this guy might have committed every crime in existence at once.”

Indeed, the list of charges this man must be facing must be rather long at this point, but reports mentioned theft, hit-and-run, loitering, and violations of anti-stalking laws as only a few. There is also the sinking feeling that the full extent of this person’s stalking activities have yet to be seen.

Source: Kobe Shimbun, Hachima Kiko

Read more stories from SoraNews24.

-- Hyogo man arrested for stalking woman through her bank account

-- Japanese man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones

-- Fireman photographs female in bath, gets chased by parents, drives off with mother on bonnet

© SoraNews24

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.

12 Comments
Login to comment

I guess karma does exist. Considering the chance of him hitting someone with her car and even manage to be track down by the police and have all his crimes revealed. This is some good police work.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Good job by the police, but I wonder if the police would have investigated that much if the owner had been a middle-aged man known to have a drinking problem.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

@Hiro - karma does exist.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

A very entertaining article.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

40 years old and doing this crap!!! Some Japanese men are really screwed-up!

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

One suspects that along with her car he just wrecked his chances of ever getting a date. What a creepy moron!

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Police found that a suspicious man had been seen wandering around the car owner’s home from about January to August of that year. A search of the woman’s residence also revealed that it was bugged and whoever installed the listening device had stolen the keys to her car as well so that he could drive it around town.

That is seriously bad. I hope they nail him for all the charges they can.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

he just wrecked his chances of ever getting a date

Risk buyer's remorse? That's the last thing he wants.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Love is a mystery in itself.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Just because someone is a company president, wears a tie and suit doesn’t make them any different to anyone else

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Wonder if in the past she had reported him stalking her, seems it needs something near tragic to happen before the police take stalking seriously

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The true meaning of LOVE STRUCK!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites