Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a man for stealing three seats from women’s electric bicycles in a housing complex at around 4 a.m. on Aug 24. After searching Kondo’s home, they uncovered a further 200 seats.
According to police, Joji Kondo admitted to the crimes saying “I wanted to smell the lingering scent of a woman.” MSN News Japan reported the 35-year-old as saying “I like the texture of the leather and the smell it has. I would lick it and sniff it.”
The three seats were valued at 18,000 yen and the other 200 were estimated to cost a further 1,200,000 yen in total. According to the investigation, Kondo targeted bicycles which were also fitted with child seats, so he knew it had a woman rider.
Source: MSN Sankei News