Osaka — Osaka politician Kei Yamamoto made a citizen’s arrest last month, and gained some unexpected twitter stardom, after he caught a man peeing on his poster.
The man was relieving himself on a Yamamoto poster situated close to a quiet countryside road, when Yamamoto co-incidentally drove by. He first politely asked the man to stop, but when he got a curt reply, took further action by calling the police.
Embarrassingly for him, the guilty man turned out to be an employee of Osaka City Hall. This lead to Yamamoto’s popular twitter update: “I have just returned from the police station where the police are investigating a civil servant who was caught urinating against my campaign poster.” He also added, “Had it not been my poster, I probably would have laughed, too.”