Police in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 38-year-old firefighter on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a drunk man while he was being taken home in an ambulance.
According to police, the 44-year-old unemployed man called 119 at around 12:10 a.m. on Nov 5 to ask for help as he got too drunk to walk. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Yoshiaki Hazumi, and other firefighters arrived at the scene with an ambulance.
The drunk man was put in the ambulance and driven home, accompanied by Hazumi.
Hazumi was later seen on video footage at a convenience store in Kawasaki, using an IC card belonging to the man he put in the ambulance. Hazumi was quoted as saying he found the IC card but denied stealing the man's wallet.
Police said it is unusual for an ambulance to take someone back home.© Japan Today