Police in Inagi, Tokyo, are questioning an unemployed 26-year-old man on suspicion of setting fire to at least 24 vending machines in the area this year.
According to police, the suspect, Yuki Niita, was arrested at around 2 a.m. on Monday after a passerby contacted police to report a man was standing near a vending machine that was on fire.
TBS reported that police arrested Niita at the scene with 4,800 yen from the vending machine in his pocket. He was quoted as saying that since he quit his job, he needed money.
Police said they suspect Niita of being responsible for the other vending machine fires in the area.© Japan Today