An unemployed man who falsely reported a fire and then stole a ride on the fire engine that was dispatched as a result back in April, was arrested Wednesday. Police said Kunio Higa, 45, from Nishimiya, climbed aboard the vehicle and then jumped off again roughly 800 meters down the road.
The fire station had received a report that an alarm was ringing, but no fire was found. Police later investigated the source of the telephone call and traced it back to Higa. During questioning, Higa confessed to the crime but gave no reason why he did it, police said.© News reports