Japan police officer held for licking woman's hair

Posted at 04/20/2012 12:24 PM | Updated as of 04/20/2012 12:25 PM

TOKYO, Japan - A Japanese policeman has been arrested for licking a woman's hair in a restaurant, police said Thursday.

Fellow officers detained forensics specialist Tatsuya Ichikawa, 50, at a fast food joint after he was spotted tonguing the locks of an unsuspecting 25-year-old woman in Shizuoka prefecture, central Japan.

"I wanted to lick so I did," Ichikawa told police, according to media reports.

A spokesman for Shizuoka prefectural police confirmed Ichikawa's arrest, adding that he was on medical leave at the time and did not specialize in the analysis of human hair.

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