Police arrested a 61-year-old man on Tuesday for obstruction of duty after he allegedly called the 110 emergency number over 12,000 times. Hisao Sumitani, a resident of Otsu, has admitted to the charge but was quoted by police as saying "the whole case is ridiculous."
According to police, Sumitani called the Shiga Prefecture emergency number 12,300 times between December 2006 and Sept 30 of this year. Sumitani would shout into the phone at operators, and is accused of disrupting their duty. He also reportedly dialed the Otsu fire department 1,390 times on the 119 number.
Authorities visited Sumitani's home four times requesting him to stop, but he refused to comply.© Wire reports