Over the weekend, a man was arrested at Kansai International Airport after being found in the ceiling above a women’s toilet.
A security guard noticed that somebody had climbed up into the ceiling cavity of the car park toilets, and promptly alerted the police. After his subsequent capture and arrest, the 50 year old suspect Shuichi Arai said he had climbed up there in an effort to escape from somebody who was chasing him.
Thankfully it would appear that I’m not the only one who thinks that the ceiling of a public toilet is a decidedly odd escape route, as inspectors strongly suspect that Mr. Arai’s motive was to spy on women using the toilet.
And just to add to the suspect’s embarrassment, rescue workers had to be called out, as he’d managed to get himself trapped in the maze of pipes above the ceiling.
In the news report, Mr. Arai’s marital status wasn’t disclosed, so it’s unknown if he’s had to explain his conduct to a dismayed and disgusted spouse. However he does have a job. Just imagine the shame of going back to work after being rumbled for spying on women using the toilet. It doesn’t even bear thinking about does it?