Man, arrested for pouring milk coffee into a ticket gate at a station in Aichi Prefecture.
AICHI – Unemployed Hidehisa Ito, 53, of Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, was arrested for pouring milk coffee in a plastic bottle into the ticket slot of a ticket gate at Setoshiyakushomae Station on the Meitetsu Seto Line just after 10:30 a.m. on December 6. The machine broke due to the liquid.
He was subdued on the spot by a male station attendant who witnessed the crime. The suspect admitted to the investigation that he had broken the ticket gate and stated that he had done it by mistake.
The station at the site was originally unmanned, but due to a string of similar incidents, Meitetsu had station staff on alert.
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