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Serial coffee spitter accused of attacking 9 young women walking home from train station

By Mason White 10:40 AM October 30, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of assault after allegedly spitting coffee on numerous women, police in Japan said.

Osaka police said that they are looking for the man who was seen riding a bicycle behind a woman before spitting coffee onto the back of her head.

According to the police investigation, this is the ninth incident over the past 10 days. All assaults occurred near the Kawachieiwa and Yaenosato train stations during the night.

Police said that the latest incident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

A 26-year-old woman told the police that when she was walking home, a man on a bike spit at her and fled from the scene.

The woman was not injured. Police said that the liquid was coffee. All 9 women are between 19 and 35 years old. The suspect was described as a 30-year-old man, but so far, he managed to evade arrest.