A yakuza member has run afoul of the law after running over a shopping arcade roof, chasing an escaped cat on his boss’s command.
According to news reports, the 43-year-old yazuka member in Gifu Prefecture has been charged with trespassing after trying to catch his boss’s beloved cat. It seems that the cat leaped from the gang’s office veranda onto the top of the neighboring shopping arcade and took off. The boss ordered his underling to find the pet, prompting the man to scramble onto the roof of the arcade.
Though this actually happened in June, the police did not press charges until Oct 10. The yakuza member, perhaps not concerned about having something as trivial as trespassing on his record, readily admitted to the minor crime. Apparently, he chased the cat for about 500 meters but was unable to find it. Fortunately, the cat came back on its own volition about a week later, so all’s well that ends well, we suppose.
Police established an anti-organized crime center along the arcade last August and are increasing their efforts to expel the yakuza presence, which may explain why they went so far as to bring charges against the cat-chasing man.
Sources: Yahoo! Japan News
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