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Tottori assistant police inspector arrested for trespassing on woman's balcony

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An assistant police inspector in Tottori Prefecture has been arrested for trespassing on the balcony of a woman's apartment.

According to police, the assistant inspector has been named as 40-year-old Masaki Anyoji, a member of the Tottori prefectural police. TBS quoted a police spokesman as saying an investigation was launched after an intruder was seen jumping from a second floor balcony of an apartment belonging to a woman in her 30s at around 2 a.m. on July 15. The intruder fell to the ground roughly 5 meters below and is thought to have been injured.

Investigators checked clinics and hospitals for injuries among men fitting the description and found that Anyoji had been admitted to hospital shortly after the incident, having fractured his lumbar vertebrae. Police questioned Anyoji over his whereabouts at the time of the incident and later arrested him, TBS said.

Anyoji so far denies the charge and claims to have injured his back falling down the stairs at his home, police said.

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Peeping Tom or stalker perhaps? That's 2 cops in 2 days in lewd situations. What a shining police force.

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Is there some kind of secret perv contest in the J police?

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Yay! Another J-cop blunder to laugh at this month!

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Will there be anymore police left in Japan?

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The evidence is circumstantial, he`ll walk.

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MeguromanAug. 22, 2013 - 08:49AM JST The evidence is circumstantial, he`ll walk.

You must be new to Japan. Evidence is largely irrelevant, the confession means everything. Often even when the evidence contradicts the confession.

If he confesses it'll be seen as a sign of repentance and he'll probably keep his job with a slap on the wrist like reduced pay for a few months, and he'll apologise and no charges will be bought.

If he doesn't confess he'll be fired, charges will be filed, and because of the buddy-buddy relationship between the public prosecutors, then police and the judge he'll be found guilty.

... so even if he just fractures his lumbar vertebrae falling down some stairs and was never anywhere near her apartment he's better off confessing. Sad, but true. What's even sadder is that if he is guilty he's going to get off with a slap on the wrist.

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JT, you could publish a book in English on these for sale overseas. sure to be a comedy best seller.

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Not again! Police misconduct on a daily basis.

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The reach of the law, doesn't mean the reach to a woman's under garment's

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So yesterday it was the shoe camera, today it's this. Tsk tsk. I'm starting to think being a pervert is a requirement to get on the J-police force.

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there we go, quota filled this month :-) gotta love JP police... I wonder whats the percentage of crimes committed by police versus the general population

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Pretty weak evidence

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One day One Cop... Khuppppppppppp

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If the only connection between the intruder and the assistant police inspector is that both were injured at around the same time, then I agree with gogogo. It's pretty weak evidence at this point.

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Just going on a balcony does not make you any criminal... Thousands of people do that in my country for many reasons and mostly for challenge or silliness. Don't see perv each time you mention the word 'woman', although Japanese women are so cute.

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Surely going onto someone else's balcony is trespassing, whether for perverted or other reasons, and is certainly a crime.

A 40-year-old cop at two in the morning, if it was indeed him, could hardly plead "challenge" or "silliness" as a viable excuse for being on the woman's balcony. And neither of those reasons would carry much weight with the police or prosecutors if a non-cop were caught in the act, either.

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Did the cop think he was on a reconnaissance mission?

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Did the cop think he was on a reconnaissance mission?

You've heard of rorikon? This is recon-kon.

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He was probably investigating a real big case....

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Is anyone compiling a list of what the police have been up to in the last year? I think it would make very interesting reading, lol

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there must be some more to this story. something missing here

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Another Spy-cop in the making. 2 x 40s years old in 2 days. Who is next?

The actual story started like "He fell from the stairs but he fell again at the balcony, so the story goes on......... any1 cares to continue with the missing part of this most interesting and spy story?

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More info?

Connection between the woman and the guy? Motive? Follow-up story, please...

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balefire, how stupid saying a crime is trespassing a property. And seems your life is as empty as a black hole. Throw me a rock how has never sinned. I am not savibg this person's responsibility but to mistaken a fact and an intention is a childish error.

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Jonathan, I hope that no Japanese cops ever finds you on a stranger's second floor balcony. I can assure you that your avowed intentions won't make the slightest difference to them, while the fact of your trespass definitely will.

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