A 49-year-old man from Yokkaichi has been arrested for allegedly abducting a high school girl and demanding ransom money from her mother, police said Monday.
According to police, the man, who has been named as 49-year-old Takuya Inoue, is believed to have accosted the girl, with whom officers say he was acquainted, in a shopping district at around 11 p.m. on Saturday, Fuji TV reported. He is then alleged to have forced the girl to call her mother, at which point he reportedly threatened to drown the girl in Yokkaichi Harbor if she did not give him 1.1 million yen.
The ordeal lasted for around two hours and resulted in Inoue being apprehended. Police said Inoue was drunk at the time of his arrest.
Officers say they believe Inoue became acquainted with the girl through her part-time job at a restaurant.© Japan Today