Police in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, have arrested an 18-year-old girl on suspicion of fraud after she refused to pay the 160,000 yen taxi fare from Tokyo to Shiga Prefecture.
According to local media, the girl, who is from Sagae in Yamagata Prefecture, got into the taxi at Tokyo Station at around 8 p.m. on Sunday. She told the taxi driver to take her to Kusatsu Station in Shiga.
The trip took about 5 1/2 hours and the taxi arrived at Kusatsu Station at around 1:30 a.m. The girl then told the driver she couldn’t pay the fare because she only had 1,000 yen on her.
The driver contacted police who took the girl into custody.
The driver told police the girl hardly spoke at all during the journey.© Japan Today