Police are hunting a suspicious man spotted standing at the same platform as a group of schoolgirls.
Okayama police’s advisory service warns of an incident in which 3 high school girls were waiting for a train one evening, when they noticed a man stood at the same station.
He is described as being young, perhaps a middle or high schooler himself, and approximately 170cm tall and wearing glasses, a black short-sleeved top and black shorts.
Online there is much alarm at the depraved sorts who infest the nation’s railways and endanger the very flowers of its youth:
“I think he was just waiting for a train?”
“Existence is a crime now…”
“Give it a rest!”
“You guys again. It’s a crime for you to be seen by a schoolgirl, just remember that.”
“Being reported just for standing at a station…”
“He didn’t even talk to them?”
“The girls and the police are all idiots.”
“So now we get reported just for waiting for a train?”
“It’s too late to report suspicious behaviour after they have committed a crime! I for one support their decision.”
“Reported for greeting, waving, looking – now just for being, this is a new one at least.”/blockquote>