A member of the Ground Self-Defense Force was arrested for assault and robbery on Tuesday after he reportedly punched the woman he had been seeing and stole her mobile phone.
According to police, Seigo Nishi, 36, Sergeant First Class of the Narashino 1st Airborne Brigade, was arrested at around 10:30 p.m. after he allegedly punched the 42-year-old woman, and then stole her mobile phone inside a car parked in a Funabashi City parking lot. The woman sustained a broken nose from the incident.
According to police, Nishi had visited the woman at her home, threatening, "If you don't come outside, I'm going to break the door down."
Nishi admits to the charges, and was quoted as saying, "Things haven't been going that well between us, and she had been avoiding me."© News reports