Japanese man arrested for scattering 200 mealworms in train

Other News Materials 25 November 2008 08:45 (UTC +04:00)

A 35-year-old man was arrested for scattering about 200 mealworms in a train in western Japan because he wanted to see surprised looks on female passengers' faces, a Japanese daily said Tuesday, dpa reported.

Osaka police arrested Manabu Mizuta Monday soon after he threw larvae measuring about 2 centimetres at the legs of a woman who was sitting behind him on the train, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

Mizuta was quoted as saying he wanted to see women shaking their legs out of surprise and disgust.

He was carrying in his pockets and backpack about 3,600 larvae in film canisters.

The train operator, Keihan Electric Railway Co, reported 19 similar cases in November, the paper said.