A man who allegedly licked and nibbled a woman’s foot for more than 30 minutes was arrested on sexual assault charges in Japan on Monday.
Police in the city of Kyoto said Akira Nishiyama, 56, allegedly talked the 20-something woman into sitting in the driver’s seat of his car under the pretense of helping him check the braking system.
Nishiyama then grabbed her right foot, removed her sandal and began licking the sole of her bare foot.
The woman, whose name has been withheld, told police she could not immediately get free because he held on to her ankle. Nishiyama at times allegedly nibbled his victim’s heel with his teeth and said “thank you” before eventually letting her go.
Several similar cases had been reported in the same area since 2012 and local police had been pursuing the perpetrator, nicknaming him “the foot licker.”
The woman in the latest case managed to use her mobile phone to record at least some of the ordeal.
She also memorised the man’s licence plate number before alerting police.