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Suspected groper fractures pelvis after jumping from train platform in escape bid

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A man suspected of groping a woman on a subway train fractured his pelvis after he tried to flee by jumping off a platform in Tokyo on Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:15 a.m. at Minami-Senju Station on the Hibiya subway line, Sankei Shimbun reported. A woman in her 20s grabbed the man after he allegedly groped her while on the train. When the train arrived at Minami-Senju Station, she sought help from a station employee who called 110.

The suspect, a man in his early 50s, broke free and ran along the platform. He then jumped from the elevated tracks and landed 10 meters below on the tracks of a JR cargo line.

Police said the man fractured his pelvis and was taken to hospital. They added they will wait until he recovers before questioning him.

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some women seem to be having a go recently..... excellent!!!!

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haha, Karma.

21 ( +27 / -6 )

Swift justice, like an OG Simpsons episode.

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He jumped off a 10 meter high platform? He’s lucky he’s not dead. He must have really wanted to get away. Guilty!

24 ( +30 / -6 )

At first I read it as "fractured his penis" and wanted to laugh until I cried.

This is nearly as good. Hands to yourselves, gentlemen.

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and again, not a single MAN to help the lady.....the only time I saw someone restraining a chikan was in a japanese drama.

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Suspected groper fractures pelvis after jumping from train platform in escape bid

No more Elvis karaoke for this loser.

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Why would a "suspect" need to jump?

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remember to keep both hands up at all times in case they mistake you for someone that touched them up. It’ll your word against theirs, and you won’t win.

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landed 10 meters below

Could easily die from that height. Wow!

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A woman in her 20s grabbed the man after he allegedly groped her while on the train. 

we need more of these ladies here…. Don’t let these creeps get away with this!

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10 meters, wow. Must have been desperate to get away. He is lucky he is alive.

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Why on earth did this man not recognize the fact that he could not control an indiscretion need to grope.

That led to a fractured pelvis, and the inevitable shame to his family.

The man in his early 50s, possibility with Wife ,children, sons and daughters, that could bear the ignominy of his conduct.

neighbors, friends for years, could shun his family.

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Good to see would be ‘victims’ standing up for themselves.

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He then jumped from the elevated tracks and landed 10 meters below

Yee-haw! 30 feet in old money. That's gonna smart in the morning.

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Who gets silver and who gets ‘gold’ ? - This is the 2nd loser this year in the “train-station high-jump” event this year: - https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-being-chased-by-police-jumps-from-elevated-bridge-at-tokyo’s-shibuya-station -

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Too bad he didn't fracture something close to the pelvis.

they will wait until he recovers before questioning

Why? Give him the necessary pain meds and make him sing like a canary.

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May be time to call in that attorney to recant/alter his outdated advice to “run” IF someone believes they’ve “been falsely accused” that some readers refer to each time this happens:

May 19, 2013 - https://japantoday.com/category/crime/guilty-and-never-proven-innocent-every-male-train-riders-nightmare-in-japan -

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GdTokyoToday  05:21 pm JST

At first I read it as "fractured his penis" and wanted to laugh until I cried.

This is nearly as good. Hands to yourselves, gentlemen.

I think this type of lighthearted attitude to groping, which is actually a sexual assault and often life-changing for some women, is part of the problem.

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A fractured pelvis can often bring a lifetime of complications... Can't say that I have any sympathy for the pervert.

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spaidaaamaaan.

no /something/in foreseable future "hero"...

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10 meters. Ouch. I imagine he figured his life was over if he got caught and was willing to risk that jump. Awful all around. I hope he doesn't have a family and kids that depend on him.

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Oops. 30m is like jumping off of 4th floor. Looser and an idiot.

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Oops. 30m is like jumping off of 4th floor. Looser and an idiot.

You just read the comments not the article, didn't you!

It's 10m = 30ft well 32.8ft to be exact.

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He must be really crazy. Groping usually come with just 6 months of prison time and around 500k yen. And you can still pretty much fight it in court with a lawyer. Probably able to drag it out and even get a suspended sentence. He actually risk his life just to escape from that. Guy must really hate prison. Or probably has more committed more crimes and afraid of the police.

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oops

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The only thing more bizarre than the Japanese fetish of groping a woman on a crowded train is the suicidal stunts these losers attempt in order to flee.

The risk/reward considerations are clearly out of whack.

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@finally rich

can’t wait to see the news about you “stopping” crimes around the city

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Wow he groped the women and then committed his olympic sprint and did a broad jump!

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Poor guy, he could even have been wrongly accused.

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Poor guy, he could even have been wrongly accused.

Certainly a possibility, my lawyer actually recommends fleeing if wrongly accused of chikan. Men always lose this kind of cases in court.

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Men's should always clasp their hand, to know where they are

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If I were accused, I would run, barrel over anyone who gets in my way.

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Serves him right.

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some women seem to be having a go recently..... excellent!!!!

Excellent, indeed! I hope there will be more women like her. My three daughters have been taught some self-defense moves in case of groping. I hope they don't have to use them, but they're ready just in case. His actions speak louder than words. Guilty!

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> Chico3Today  08:27 am JST

some women seem to be having a go recently..... excellent!!!!

Excellent, indeed! I hope there will be more women like her. My three daughters have been taught some self-defense moves in case of groping. I hope they don't have to use them, but they're ready just in case. His actions speak louder than words. Guilty!

You are brave. We were too scared to stay in Japan with our daughter. Sexual assault on public transport in Japan is worse than many really understand. So many of our friends and family have been traumatised by it (my sister in law was sexually assaulted in a Tokyo park at 7).

Perhaps the worst of it is that the vast majority of girls never tell their parents.

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Sorry for what happened to your family member @letsberealistic 8:52am. Yes, never good to joke about the victims’ or, even doubt their initial claims. In this context, understand your earlier post. However, most here early on were ‘ribbing’ at the alleged perpetrator, not the victim:

@letsberealistic 6:22pm: responding to [*At first I read it as "fractured his penis" and wanted to laugh. This is nearly as good. Hands to yourselves, gentlemen.**’*

“I think this type of lighthearted attitude to groping, which is actually a sexual assault and often life-changing for some women, is part of the problem.”

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All you posters who are glad he fell don't seem to realize that any man who gets accused of this, never wins in court. There's no justice involved.

A poster above mentioned his lawyer recommends running. That's a sad state of affairs but the reality. I'd seriously consider doing a run if I were falsely accused too.

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I believe I can fly...

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There was even an article here on train groping some years ago in which the lawyer said if you find yourself being accused it's probably best to run, as you've got little hope of being found innocent.

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letsberealistic

You are brave. We were too scared to stay in Japan with our daughter. Sexual assault on public transport in Japan is worse than many really understand.

Seriously? So can you tell us which country is safer than Japan?

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@LDTM,

'I believe I can fly' is one if not the best captions ever from the Simpsons.

I absolutely loved that episode.

I hope the lady in the incident is doing well.

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Why don't these gropers, admits to there fetishes and peccadillos?

Get some form of psychiatric help?

Whatever that might entail.

They feed their abnormal desire to grope, until when, bang to rights, jump and fracture their pelvis.

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At first I read it as "fractured his penis" and wanted to laugh until I cried.

@GdTokyo. Thank you for making me laugh so much today!

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It's their natural fantasy. What can they do. They are not interested in sex, just the sexual fantasies without sex. It's deeply blood related thing in Japan.

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Yo’; PervMasterB…next time try Asking the Lady for a Drink….freaks.

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