A Japanese man has been arrested after harassing the police in the city of Saitama, Japan.
The Japanese language tends to have many labels for different forms of harassment, from the well-known “sexual harassment” and “harassment of power” to more obscure forms of abuse, such as “maternity harassment” and “customer harassment🇧🇷
And now it seems that even the police in Japan are not safe from harassment. Now, in Japan, police officers have also become victims of a new kind of harassment.
Learn more about this case here.
Japanese man was arrested just for calling the police?
A few days ago, in the second half of 2022, a businessman drove his motorcycle into the lobby of a police station to complain about bad drivers, and now an even more bizarre incident has come to light. It seems that the Japanese police have increasingly become the target of criticism and abuse by the Japanese themselves.
According to the Saitama Prefectural Police, their headquarters received repeated abusive calls from a man telling them they should be fired and calling them “big idiots” and “tax thieves”.
Even more blatant than the verbal abuse hurled at law enforcement officials was the fact thatbetween September 30th and October 8th, a total of 2,060 calls were made 🇧🇷 This resulted in an average of one call every six minutes and resulted in over 27 hours spent on the line with them.
This last number is the most important, as it constitutes the crime of obstructing police activity. On November 28, the 67-year-old Kawaguchi city resident was arrested and confessed to the allegations, adding, “I knew the police would come after me someday.”
The reason is still unclear, but during the investigation the police discovered from the suspect’s phone records that he had probably been doing this for yearsalthough it has only stepped up its efforts in recent months.
If you understand Japanese, be sure to check out the article about Japanese chest calls:
Japanese was arrested and made police lose resources
Of course, this is a terrible act that involves police resources that may be needed to save lives, but it’s hard not to be amazed at the effort and time management that the suspect has gone into. After all, who has the patience to make so many calls in so little time?!
Also, for comparison, similar incidents occurred in 2019, when a 71-year-old Saitama man made about 24,000 abusive calls to your telecom provider and earlier this year, when a 48-year-old man from Saitama turned about 9,000 train seat reservations and canceled them at the last minute.
However, although their numbers are huge, both cases occurred over longer timeframes, over a year or two.
Source: Sora News.