A woman in Kanagawa Prefecture, sustained minor injuries after she was knocked off her scooter by a strip of duct tape that had been suspended across a road, police said Tuesday.
According to police, the woman was knocked off of her motorbike in Fujisawa at around 1 a.m. on Monday by a line of duct tape that had been secured around two roadside poles, TBS reported.
Doctors say the victim, who injured her back and sustained several minor injuries in the incident, was lucky to escape with her life.
Police say the incident is reminiscent of events that occurred in Inzai and Musashimurayama around four years ago. In the first incident, a high school girl was knocked off of her bicycle and sustained a fractured skull. In the second incident, four 19-year-olds were arrested after they tied a length of rope across a public road, knocking a woman in her 20s off of her motorbike. The woman was seriously injured in the crash and the youths were arrested on charges of attempted murder, police said.
The individual or individuals responsible for this latest incident are wanted for assault, police said.© Japan Today