31-year-old Seitaro Kasai was arrested on suspicion of kicking women with a pair of shoes with tiny nails protruding from the toes. He approached a 28-year-old woman at Tokyo's Shibuya Station and began kicking her repeatedly in her calf. The woman grabbed Kasai and marched him to a police box, where he was arrested.
Officers later seized two more pairs of similarly modified shoes from Kasai’s home, and under questioning the accused explained his victim was chosen due to a strong desire to “injure the legs of a woman with a good figure.”Link
Sounds like the guy might be a piquerist. Piquerism one of those eccentric psychological disorders that's gotten attention on CSI and Law & Order: SVU type shows.
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