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Man cuts off hair of 12-year-old girl because she had no money to give him

By Mason White 1:21 PM July 17, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of assault after allegedly cutting off the hair of a 12-year-old girl who was walking home from school, police in Japan said.

Tokyo police said that the man who was looking for money, cut off the girl’s hair with a pair of scissors after she refused to hand over cash.

According to the police investigation, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, as the girl walked along a quiet road.

The girl told investigators, that the man approached her from behind and he asked if she had money. She said “no,” and tried to flee, but he grabbed her by the hair and cut it with scissors.

The attacker was described as 5 feet tall and wearing a black shirt and sunglasses. So far, no arrests have been made.