A man who fell behind on his utility bill and had his power cut off by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has been arrested after he became angry and threatened the company's staff, police said Thursday.
According to a report on NTV, the man, who has been named as 41-year-old Hiroshi Kizaki from Kawasaki, had his electricity cut off this month after missing his June and July payments. He allegedly called a customer service center in Yokohama three times between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Oct 14 and demanded his power be turned back on. Kizaki is alleged to have said to a telephone operator, "Turn my power back on, even for just a minute, or I'll kill you."
Kizaki also referred to the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, saying that his head hurts from all the radiation, NTV reported.© Japan Today