Saturday, July 15, 2017

Crime News from Shizuoka

I love living where the most newsworthy crime involves a woman wearing only her underwear in public.  How safe do you feel where you live?

Crime news from Japan Today online:

43-year-old woman arrested for stripping down to her underwear outside Shizuoka Station

Police in Shizuoka have arrested an unemployed 43-year-old woman for committing an indecent act after she stripped down to her underwear outside JR Shizuoka Station on Saturday.
According to police, the incident occurred in the plaza in front of the station’s north exit at around 1:40 p.m. Fuji TV reported that the woman, Junko Miyagawa, took off her shoes, her pink short-sleeved polo shirt and her long black pants, leaving her clad only in her bra and panties.
Police at a nearby koban were notified and arrested Miyagawa, a resident of Numazu, as she was about to go up the station escalator. Miyagawa was quoted by police as saying she was hot and wanted to cool off for a little while.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temperature at the time was  29.8 degrees.


Jen L said...

I live in New York City. I have no doubt that most people would barely even notice a semi-dressed woman passing them on an escalator.

Janie said...

She's gained a bit of noteriety, hasn't she? I wonder if she will be asked for reenactments?

Anonymous said...

oh boy wish that was the worst crime that we have here,crime here is getting worse because of all the drugs around xx

Queeniepatch said...

I think it is very sad that you should be ARRESTED for something like this, that it should become national TV news and your name made public.
If you are unemployed, maybe without friends, family, maybe in trouble with your landlord for not having enough money to pay the rent, maybe hungry from not having eaten properly, maybe depressed and confused, maybe ill and without medication... The police should step in and get the social services involved, but not arrest someone for doing something as harmless as walking around in her underwear.

Leonore Winterer said...

I'm not even sure walking around in your underwear would get you arrested here. I remember there being a guy who liked to go jogging completely nude along a river running through our town, and the police had a hard enough time to get him to stop!