Man hints at crime to acquaintance of street dweller in case of holed-up yakiniku restaurant saying “If you go to jail, you get free food.”
TOKYO – A man arrested in the Yoyogi, Tokyo told a street dweller he knew that he would get free food and a place to sleep if he went to prison.
Man hints at crime to acquaintance of street dweller in case of holed-up yakiniku restaurant saying “If you go to jail, you get free food.” (JNN)
On the 8th of January, Araki, 28, took the manager of a yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant near JR Yoyogi Station hostage with a beef knife and holed up for about three hours, but was arrested on suspicion of confinement by investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department who raided the restaurant.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, Araki moved to Tokyo from Nagasaki Prefecture, where his parents live, and began living on the streets near Shinjuku Central Park about two weeks before the crime. Before the incident, Araki had been talking about the crime in a way that hinted at it.
The man who lived next door
He used to say, “If you do bad things, if you go to prison, you get free food and a free place to sleep.”
During the interrogation after his arrest, he stated, “I could not find the meaning of life,” and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details of the crime.
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