Friday, September 9, 2016

"Man arrested for trying to film up woman's skirt with smartphone" + a solution to the problem?

Story from Japan Today, 9/8/16.

Police in Osaka have arrested a 50-year-old self-employed man on suspicion of committing an obscene act after he was caught trying to film up a woman’s skirt with his smartphone camera.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday at a bookstore on Kita Ward. The suspect, Tetsuji Moriyama, placed his phone up the skirt of a woman in her 40s. The woman yelled at him and Moriyama fled, pursued by the woman and a male bookstore employee, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said they caught up with him and detained him near Hankyu Umeda Station.

Police quoted Moriyama as saying he was drunk at the time and can’t remember the incident. He was arrested before for committing a similar lewd act in February, police said. At that time, Moriyama attached a miniature camera to his sandals to film up a woman’s skirt in an underground shopping area at Umeda.


The same day that Japan Today ran this story (including all the usual critical comments about the up-skirt photographer by readers), they ran a seemingly related story and possible solution (note the intended sarcasm) to up-skirt perverts...

Is this suggesting there is no stopping up-skirt perverts and that all one can do is block access to their intended journey to the center of the universe?


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