Police said Friday they have arrested a 45-year-old man for causing damage to several rooms at a hotel in Hiroshima by leaving the shower running.
According to police, the man, who has been identified as Ken Egoshi, first became embroiled in an argument with staff on Tuesday morning, following which police were called to the scene to calm the situation, NTV reported.
Police say Egoshi then returned to his hotel and deliberately turned on the shower and left the shower head filling his room with water. The water is said to have cascaded from the seventh floor to the second, damaging 14 rooms, NTV reported.
Police say the water was discovered by a staff member on the fifth floor at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, at which point the police were called. Egoshi attempted to check out of the hotel, but a police officer recognized him from the earlier disturbance and he was arrested at the scene.
Police said Egoshi had registered under a false name -- Kentaro Takahashi.© Japan Today