A man has been arrested in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, for stealing a support vehicle that came to his aid after he ran out of gas on a highway.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Friday morning. TV Asahi reported that the man, Ryoma Sato, 37, was driving along a highway when he ran out of gas.
When a highway patrol rescue vehicle came to his aid, Sato drove away in the vehicle, going the wrong way along the highway. He was caught by police about 30 minutes later, some 60 kms away near Sapporo.
Police quoted Sato as saying he stole the support vehicle because he had been in a hurry to meet someone.© Japan Today