Police in Moka, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 22-year-old firefighter on charges of assault and theft after he was caught beating a woman and fleeing with cash he stole from her bag.
According to police, the incident occurred at 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
The suspect, identified as Yuki Ryose, approached a woman in her car at a parking lot in the city, opened the door and asked her to lend him some money, Fuji TV reported. When she refused to do so, Ryose began kicking and beating her.
He then stole 40,000 yen from her bag and fled the scene, but the woman managed to chase after him and catch him with the help of a policeman, who arrested him on the spot.
Ryose was heavily drunk at the time of his arrest, police said.© Japan Today