Takuya Kawamura was your average middle-aged working man who one day became infatuated with an acquaintance. However, he was faced with the age-old dilemma: How do you approach someone and tell them how you feel?
Of course, walking up to her, striking up a conversation, and asking her on a date was off the table, because there was a chance she would say no. What Kawamura needed was a foolproof way to make her realize that he was a good guy.
So, according to police in Gobo City, Wakayama, at about 3:30 a.m. on Nov 16, Kawamura entered a parking lot where the 31-year-old woman’s compact car rested and began cutting all of her brake lines. Why he didn’t opt for slashing her tire, breaking a taillight, or any number of less potentially lethal forms of vandalism, is unclear.
Later that morning, the object of Kawamura’s affection got into her car to go to work. She started the car, but because the brakes didn’t engage, it lurched forward slightly and bumped into a brick wall.
After realizing her brake lines had been severed, she called the police. The authorities then were able to track down the 38-year-old Kawamura using surveillance footage. According to the Gobo Police, he admitted to the destruction of property saying that it was in the name of love.
“I wanted to gain her trust,” he reportedly said, explaining that the severed brakes would put her in a predicament that he could gallantly rush into and offer assistance.
Source: Sankei News West
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