Police in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 50-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife after they were unable to pay their hotel bill following a 42-night stay.
According to police, Tadahiro Maeda and his wife Chieko, who have no fixed address or occupations, checked into the hotel on June 13 and stayed until July 25, Sankei Shimbun reported. Their bill for the 42-night stay came to 378,000 yen.
The hotel said it had requested the couple many times to pay their bill but they kept putting it off.
Police said that when they were arrested, the Maedas had only 5,000 yen on them. They were quoted by police as saying they intended to pay their bill.
Police are questioning the couple to see if they have stayed at other hotels this year and left without paying the bill.© Japan Today