A 23-year-old unemployed man was arrested for abducting a minor early Sunday morning, after he spent roughly 18 hours with an 8-year-old boy until they were found by police, following a call from the boy’s mother.
Police said Atsushi Fukuda approached the boy, who was playing by himself at around 10 a.m. on Saturday near JR Tsuchiura station, and asked him to go and play some games together. His mother called police at around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, after repeated attempts to contact her son on his cell phone. About 20 officers were mobilized to find the boy and they found the Fukuda and the boy on their bicycles near a park about two kilometers from the station at about 4 a.m. Fukuda was charged with abducting a minor. The boy was not injured, police said.
Police said the boy had left his grandmother’s home in Tsuchiura City on his bicycle when Fukuda approached him on Saturday morning. Fukuda told police he just wanted to play games with a child.© Wire reports