Police in Kyoto have arrested an unemployed 35-year-old man on a fraud charge after he was unable to pay the 137,000 yen bill at a hostess bar where he was eating and drinking for four hours.
According to police, Koichi Eguchi, who has no fixed address, entered the bar in Kiyamachi at around 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Eguchi sat in a lounge with a hostess and ordered beer, champagne and food until about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. He also treated other guests in the bar and some staff to drinks.
When he was presented with the bill, Eguchi reportedly said he only had 42 yen on him. He said he didn't have any credit cards with him and that he had left his money in his hotel room, police said. However, staff prevented him from leaving and called police.
When police arrived, Eguchi admitted he had no money. He was quoted as saying he really wanted to drink that night and couldn't help himself.© Japan Today