A police sergeant was arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing underwear from local residents in the city of Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture. Authorities say he has admitted to the charges.
Sergeant Tsuyoshi Hatanaka, 48, was arrested on charges of theft after he swiped underwear and clothespins that were hanging at the home of a local woman. The woman's husband saw a man stuff the items into a car and drive off, and called police to report the car's license plate numbers. The car was spotted by officers about 1.5 kilometers from the scene and Hatanaka questioned.
When questioned about the theft, he took off and was chased by four patrol cars and apprehended 300 meters down the road. Hatanaka was off duty Sunday.© News reports