A supposed leader of a gang associated with the Yamaguchi-gumi, his wife and another member were arrested Thursday after they were accused of eating 351 bentos (boxed lunches) over a four-week period without paying.
Kenzo Sato, 62, his wife Itsuko, 53, and fellow gang member Kazuo Jin, 47, are accused of ordering and not paying for lunches from a Kobe delivery bento shop 53 times between July 11 and Aug 10, running up a total bill of 145,000 yen.
According to police, the three have admitted to the charges, and said that they repeatedly told the manager of the shop that they would pay later. They could not be located after Aug 10, and on September 28 the manager filed for damages.
The three were originally arrested for not paying for 600,000 yen worth of stays at a hotel in Miki city.© Wire reports