A 25-year-old man who works as a host at a club in Tokyo's Kabukicho district has been arrested for trying to extort 3 million yen from his girlfriend by threatening her.
According to police, Hiroyuki Hashimoto forced his girlfriend to sign an IOU stating that she owed him 3 million yen, TV Asahi reported. Police said he threatened to kill her and her family if she didn't sign it.
After the woman fled, Hashimoto emailed her mother and demanded to know where her daughter was and that she owed him money. However, the woman's mother contacted the police who arrested Hashimoto.
Police said Wednesday that Hashimoto is also suspected of beating up another woman in her 20s in July. In that case, the woman suffered broken bones, police said.© Japan Today