crime

Man arrested for calling 110 number 109 times to insult police

39 Comments

Police on Wednesday said they have arrested an unemployed 51-year-old man for allegedly making 109 prank calls to police in Miyazaki City.

According to police, the man called the 110 emergency number 109 times during a six-hour period from just before midnight on Jan 17 until 5:40 a.m. the next morning, TV Asahi reported. Each time, the caller swore at police.

The man made the calls from his landline telephone at home and his mobile phone. The longest call was nine minutes. His wife told police that he got drunk after they had a fight and that's when he started making the calls, TV Asahi reported. His wife reported the calls to police.

© Japan Today

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

39 Comments
Login to comment

it took 109 prank calls in a SIX HOUR period for him to get arrested?

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Ironically 'His wife reported the calls to police' by calling 110

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Ooops!! Just missed by 1 call to reach 110th mark for dialing 110. Otherwise the headline would have been more interesting.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

well if you were to count the final one from the wife you could add that in no?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

They couldn't have tracked him down after 50?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Another nutty senior! What a Richard!!!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

His wife reported the calls, so it can be said her call was number 110? lol

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I think I sense something very wrong here ...

The man made 109 prank calls and the cops did nothing, even though he was using the landline and cellphone? And the wife called once to report the husband, and the cops go rushing in?

Honestly, I don't get it ... as smithinjapan said, why didn't they start tracking the guy down even after the tenth call?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

@Elvensilvan

The man made 109 prank calls and the cops did nothing, even though he was using the landline and cellphone? And the wife called once to report the husband, and the cops go rushing in?

Men are not taken seriously here :-) ...

0 ( +2 / -2 )

The man fights with wife.

Gets drunk.

Dials 110.

Swears at the Police.

Chotto Matte! What a way to shed off all the frustrations. Karaoke box would have been much better.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Thanks for fixing that JT.

I was mistaken on "Landline" It can be written many ways.

A landline telephone (also known as land line, land-line, main line, and fixed-line)

2 ( +2 / -0 )

It is hard to trace a call. Watch crime scene investigators. :-)

Plus most Koban have a TV on, so no time to waste trying to trace a call.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Oh, I am still trying to digest this news.

So its not a crime to dial 110 n number of times and swear at the police? Unless and until you are reported to police by another person its not a crime. Therefore, the moment wife reported it became a crime.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Stopped reading at "unemployed".

4 ( +4 / -0 )

After 109 prank calls, he didn't get arrested until his wife had to reported it?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This man is a comic genious...

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

maybe the calls made entertained those officers on graveyard shift?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

He sounds like an absolute joy to be married to, but I am a tad disappointed he just missed out on the 110 X 110 calls record...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Plus most Koban have a TV on, so no time to waste trying to trace a call.

110 calls don't go to the koban.

Japanese police are VERY tolerant with drunks, I mean they have to be, just look at all the crap they pull when they get drunk.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

" His wife reported the calls to police "

I don´t get this. The police did not notice the calls made to them? Only in Japan...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Forgot to add....

Turn about is fair play.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He needs to find a new gig. Insulting the Japanese police is just too easy...

109 calls and it was required that someone not a policeman turn him in...case closed!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It's called terretts symdrome when someone swears all the time Gazza the football player had it i even swear at the police when the send me a speeding ticket so he was probley phoneing them to complain about his nagging wife and they was not doing enything about her. it must have been a good laff to hear a nagging wife&drunk husband for the police. good training for the young police joining the force to hear what tthay have to put up with for next30 years??

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I don't get why people drink so much alcohol as to do stupid stuff like this and worse. Disgusting.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Life would be so boring without people like this!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I dunno if I call these "prank" calls. I mean, it's not as if he is winding the operator up using wit and jokes, ending up with a "You got Punkd!" He is just a cranky, abusive old drunkard. He needs a new hobby aside from getting on the sauce.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

MaboDofuIsSpicy: It is hard to trace a call. Watch crime scene investigators. :-)

I don't understand. Doesn't Japan have CallerID for landline phones? If you call 911 in the US they see your phone number and the name on the account, and often answer by greeting you by name. It's only the location of a cell phone when it's calling that can be hard to trace.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I wonder how he swore at them. "baka yaroo!"?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I dunno if I call these "prank" calls. I mean, it's not as if he is winding the operator up using wit and jokes, ending up with a "You got Punkd!" He is just a cranky, abusive old drunkard. He needs a new hobby aside from getting on the sauce.

If you're using the emergency number just to swear at the person on the other end, it's a prank call because there's no emergency. I understand the operators also have to deal with elderly who just want to talk to someone. Then there's the people who call from their keitai when the police have pulled them over and try to get the operator to tell the officer to let them go. There's a whole lot of non-emergency calls that go to 110.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

@ Fadamor - I prefer to call it a "Crank" call! Semantics I guess. You are right though - these morons tie up the emergency operators and likely delay response times for those in need - dare I say they actually have contributed to deaths through their idiocy.

Then there's the people who call from their keitai when the police have pulled them over and try to get the operator to tell the officer to let them go

Have not heard of that before - but my God it's insane! There's no end to stupidity it seems...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

It is amusing that the police didn't do anything until the wife called to complain. I gues she figures this is one way to get the looser out of the house....

0 ( +0 / -0 )

*loser

"looser" means something is not as tight as it once was.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wow, and these geniuses needed a non-policeman to notice? Must be chill to be a J-cop.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

That's just pathetic. I don't really blame the cops, because I'm sure they get mess like this all the time-- though it is strange they waited so long. But ultimately you have to wonder about the kind of guy who gets drunk enough to do something that stupid. I don't care how angry you are, what makes you think that would be a good idea, ever?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Just 1 more and he would have won!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

.... what were the insults?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Oh man, he could get a job on telemarketer. Another "pachinkan-living-on-benefits" showing how the things are going bad when you give more rights than obligations to people.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

A pathetic attempt by a pathetic man to get attention after a fight with his wife.

oh? delete this opinion too?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Amusing numbers. But what a loss. Due to the circumvention, we will never know whether the man would have quit after the 110th call or not and, consequently, whether he possibly had a sense of humor in all this.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites