Two brothers, aged 21 and 18, as well as a 19-year-old woman and 18-year-old man who were arrested for throwing eggs from a bridge at cars on the Tomei Expressway in Hatano, Kanagawa Prefecture last November, have been rearrested on suspicion of arson.
According to police, the four are suspected of torching a vacant house in Yamakita last May, Sankei Shimbun reported.
The brothers and the woman have denied the arson charge; however, the 18-year-old man has admitted to it, saying all four set the house on fire.
The four were initially arrested for throwing eggs at cars coming in their direction from the bridge early in the morning of Sept 20 and again at around 10 p.m. on the same day.
According to police, a total of 54 cars suffered damage, including broken windshields, in the two incidents.
Police - who had been notified in the morning — were on the lookout that night and found one of the suspects about 1.5 kilometers away from the bridge with eggs in the pockets of his pants. Police said the group stole some of the eggs from a supermarket.
One of the boys was quoted by police as saying they got a kick out of seeing the surprised look on drivers’ faces when they got out of their cars after being hit with the eggs.© Japan Today