Police in Chiba city have arrested a 42-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of setting fire to a dry cleaning shop.
According to police, the fire occurred at around 9 p.m. on Friday, TV Asahi reported. The shop was closed at the time. A passerby noticed flames and called 110. Twelve fire trucks were mobilized to put out the blaze which damaged the outside wall of the building and an adjacent stairwell leading to a residence on the second floor.
No one was injured by the fire, police said.
About three hours later, Hidekazu Tomioka turned himself in at a koban (police box) in front of Chiba Station and told officers that he had set fire to the dry cleaning shop.
Police said Tomioka also admitted setting fire to a trash container at a park about one kilometer from the dry cleaning shop. He was quoted by police as saying that he was in a bad mood all night.© Japan Today
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12 fire trucks?
If arson at a school earns you a three years suspended sentence. Then arson to a trash container should earn a three weeks suspended sentence.
I'm sorry, they sent out how many fire trucks?!!!
Three weeks, suspended for a year, and the gov't pays your rent for that year.
Hold on, let me get a tissue.
It's called life, buddy. Do something about it.
In a bad mood that night? And setting fire to a dry cleaning shop put him in a good mood? So now, sitting ten years in a prison cell will put him in a sad mood.
12 fire trucks.
They want to justify their budget by being 'called out' so many times.
There was a fire at a video shop near where I live and 47 fire trucks were called out.
Wonder if this guy will get a suspended sentence like the one last week?