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Man hid in drain for 5 hours to take upskirt photos

A man in Japan hid in a drain for five hours just to snap photos up women’s skirts.

He was caught when passers-by spotted his hair sticking out of a grate, police said.

Yasuomi Hirai, 28, squeezed himself in a section of a gutter 28cm wide, with his head under the iron grating, a police spokesman said on Wednesday (Nov 11).

"His hair got caught at the edge of the grate, which drew the attention of some pedestrians," the spokesman with the Hyogo prefectural police in Kobe told AFP.

The offence took place in August, but police said Hirai was arrested only on Monday (Nov 9) after a lengthy investigation.

Sports Hochi tabloid reported that Hirai kept himself in the small space for about five hours, holding a smartphone to take upskirt photos from under the grate.

His hiding hole was apparently on a road just in front of a bank and was a street with several women universities nearby.

Local reports said it was not the first time he has been arrested.

He was nabbed two years ago after squeezing himself into a gutter allegedly for the same purpose, Sports Hochi said. Numerous photos and videos were found on his phone then but he was given a warning.

Hirai reportedly told police at the time that he wanted to be reborn as "part of pavement in the next life".

Source: AFP

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