Akita police on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old man for breaking and entering after he got drunk, entered another man's home and fell asleep on Saturday night. According to reports, Nobuhiro Sato entered the home of a 64-year-old Akita City resident that was a few hundred meters away from his own, climbed the stairs to the second floor and fell asleep around 10:30 p.m.
The home owner's wife called 110 and reported that there was a stranger sleeping in their home. When police arrived and awoke Sato, he appeared confused, saying, "Where am I?"
Sato told police that he had recently been transferred to Morioka City and had returned to his home in Akita City when he went out with colleagues and got drunk. Police suspect that, on his way back from drinking, he found the front door of a nearby house unlocked, entered the home and fell asleep in an unused room on the second floor.
Sato was quoted by police as saying: "I have absolutely no recollection of anything."
A police spokesman said: "This is the first time we've had an incident like this happen here, but we've gotten calls from media all over the country. We believe it to be an effect of SMAP's Tsuyoshi Kusanagi getting arrested."© News reports