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Man cuts skirts of 15 girls on crowded train

By Mason White 11:58 AM July 1, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of damaging property after allegedly cutting the skirts of numerous girls while traveling on crowded trains, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that they are looking for the suspect who cut the skirt of a 17-year-old girl on a train traveling between Ikebukuro and Asakadai on Friday.

According to the police investigation, the latest incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. A concerned passenger notified the girl that her skirt was cut.

At the next stop, the girl reported the incident to a train employee who notified the police. Police said the girl’s skirt had been cut about 4 inches from the bottom.

The girl said that she did not feel anything when her skirt was cut.

Police said that there have been at least 15 similar cases in which girls’ skirts were cut from the bottom while traveling on crowded trains.