A 35-year-old man has been arrested for assaulting a taxi driver in Tokyo and failing to pay his taxi fare.
The man, who has been named as Katsuhiro Ochi, allegedly asked the taxi driver to take him from Ginza to Mitaka at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, TV Asahi reported.
According to police, upon arriving in Mitaka, Ochi told the driver he did not have enough money to pay the 9,000 yen fare and requested he drive to a convenience store to find an ATM. Ochi then allegedly punched the driver and fled the scene without paying the fare.
During police questioning, Ochi denied the charges, telling investigators he had no memory of the incident.© Japan Today