An assistant police inspector in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, put a police uniform up for auction on an Internet auction site, prefectural police say.
According to officials, the 44-year-old man put the uniform up for auction late last year and then removed it before a winning bid was registered, NTV reported. An anonymous source later informed the police of the man's involvement and an investigation was launched.
Police say they are currently trying to establish how the man came into possession of the uniform, which is not his size, NTV reported.
A Yamanashi police spokesperson was quoted as saying, "There are privacy matters to be taken into consideration, so we will refrain from commenting at this time."© Japan Today