A suspect was arrested today after a woman was grabbed by a man who applied an electric shock stick to her neck in the early hours of the morning in Danshui District, New Taipei City, December 27.
At around 3:00am, the 21-year-old woman named Lee, who lives in a lane off Xinmin Street, left the door of her building open as she went out to buy snacks at a nearby convenience store. When Lee returned and entered the stairwell a few minutes later, a man grabbed her from behind, covering her mouth with one hand, and shocking her with an electric stun gun pressed to her neck.
Lee resisted and screamed for help, causing the man to panic and flee.
Police investigators accessed traffic monitor footage and identified a suspect vehicle, which they traced to a 36-year-old man named Lin. Lin was arrested at around 9:00am.
Lin, who has previous criminal records for burglary and robbery with force, told police that he had committed the crime because he was under “a lot of pressure.” However, Lin could not explain what kind of pressure he was under, or how it could lead him to attack a young woman he didn’t know.
Sources: United Daily News, Apple Daily.
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