Police in Hadano, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested an 18-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of kidnapping a male acquaintance and confining him in the trunk of a car.
According to police, the boy is currently unemployed and the girl is a high school student. Both are residents of Hadano. Fuji TV quoted police as saying the two allegedly kidnapped their 18-year-old acquaintance on Monday at 3 p.m. at a commercial complex, where they forced him to get into the car trunk, and then they drove off.
An eyewitness who saw the scene unfold placed an emergency call to police. A police helicopter was mobilized to follow the fleeing vehicle. About an hour later, the suspects were pulled over by a police car and arrested. The victim sustained minor bruises to his face.
Police said the 18-year-old suspect told them he helped his acquaintance get some work, but since he didn’t take his job seriously, some trouble ensued between them.© Japan Today