Police in Osaka have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he head-butted a taxi driver over an argument concerning the fare.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Minami Ward. Sankei Shimbun said the suspect, Tomo Shinohara, a freelance photographer, got into an argument with the 67-year-old taxi driver after the meter rose another 80 yen as the taxi came to a halt. A dash camera inside the taxi showed Shinohara lean forward and head-butt the driver, then get out without paying any money at all. The total fare was 980 yen.
Shinohara, who turned himself in at a police station about one hour later, was quoted as saying he got annoyed when the meter jumped up another 80 yen just as the taxi came to a stop. Police said he was drunk at the time of his arrest.© Japan Today