A 66-year-old man has turned himself at a police station in Sosa, Chiba Prefecture, over the hit-and-run death of an 83-year-old man on Sunday.
The body of Shin Kawashima was found in a rice paddy beside a road at around 6 a.m. on Sunday. He had been knocked off his bicycle and fallen into the rice paddy.
On Monday, a police helicopter flew over the area, with an officer calling out over a loudspeaker, asking citizens with any information on the incident to come forward, Sankei reported Tuesday.
The suspect, Hiroshi Takita, a resident of neighboring Asahi City, turned himself in at the local police station late Monday and admitted to having hit the cyclist.
Takita was quoted by police as saying that when he heard the police copter flying overhead, he had been overcome with feelings of regret for having hit Kawashima, and leaving the scene. He said he had become scared of what might happen and thus decided to turn himself in.© Japan Today