Man Arrested for Drunkenly Breaking into Yokohama City Subway Station Office and Destroying Machinery
YOKOHAMA – A 44-year-old man was caught red-handed yesterday in Konan-ku, Yokohama, for breaking into the office of a municipal subway station and destroying a machine that processes IC tickets.
Man Arrested for Drunkenly Breaking into Yokohama City Subway Station Office and Destroying Machinery (TBS News)
The damage amounted to approximately 8 million yen. Yoichi Nakamura, 44, a resident of Konan-ku, Yokohama, was arrested on suspicion of breaking and entering.
According to the police, at around 11:00 p.m. yesterday, the suspect stormed near the ticket gate of Shimonagaya Station on the Blue Line of the municipal subway, and then entered the station office, overcoming the station staff’s restraining order, and knocked a machine that processes IC tickets to the floor, breaking it.
According to the Yokohama City Transportation Bureau, the damage amounted to approximately 8 million yen, and some operations are still being disrupted, such as the inability to issue commuter passes.
According to the police, alcohol was detected in Nakamura’s breath, but he denies the charge, saying “I don’t remember. The police are also investigating on suspicion of destruction of property.
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