Police on Thursday arrested 41-year-old sushi restaurant owner after he stole a police motorcycle and drove it around. According to police, Hitoshi Kotama admits to the charges but was quoted as saying, "I didn't know it belonged to a police officer."
Kotama is suspected of taking the motorcycle and riding it around between 7:50 and 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday in Kyoto's Ukyo Ward. The bike had been left alone while the officer who was driving it was collecting statements from witnesses at the scene of an incident. Although the key was out of the ignition at the time, the handle lock was released.© News reports