Police in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, have arrested a 46-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of neglecting her responsibility as a caregiver after she left her 79-year-old father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, at a parking area along the Chugoku Expressway in Kobe’s Kita Ward.
According to police, Ritsuko Tanaka drove her father to the Akamatsu Parking Area, which is about 70 kilometers away from their home, at around 6:45 p.m. on Nov 22, Fuji TV reported. She left him there and returned home.
Police were called after the man was seen wandering around. He was unable to tell them his name or address but could say his daughter’s name.
The woman was arrested on Monday night. She was quoted by police as saying she was finding it difficult to look after her father and that she thought it would be better if he were found by police and placed in a facility where he could be taken care of.© Japan Today