Police said Friday that a woman in her 20s, who was found lying on the floor of her apartment in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, with her wrists and ankles bound, has admitted to tying herself up because she didn't want to go to work.
According to police, the woman's sister contacted her landlord on Aug 19 after she hadn't heard from her. The landlord and police entered the apartment at about 4 p.m. and found the woman lying on the floor with her wrists and ankles bound. The woman was taken to hospital, where doctors say she briefly lost consciousness.
Fuji TV reported that police were unable to question her at the time and believed she had been tied up by a would-be robber, although there were no signs of forced entry in the apartment.
On Wednesday, the woman was released from the hospital and questioned by police. Fuji reported that she broke down and admitted she had staged the whole incident, tying herself up. She was quoted by police as saying, “I didn’t want to go to work.”
Police said they let the woman off with a strong reprimand.© Japan Today