Tokyo Metropolitan Police said Friday that a sergeant stationed at Kamata police station has been arrested for assaulting a taxi driver after he tried to flee without paying the fare.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 a.m. in Miyamae Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Kenji Kodama, 38, tried to get out of the taxi near his home without paying the 4,690 fare. When the driver tried to stop him, Kodama violently shoved him, police said. The taxi driver suffered minor injuries.
Kodama, who had been off duty since Wednesday, was quoted by police as saying he was too drunk to remember the incident.© Japan Today