Man arrested for assaulting taxi driver, stealing cab

Police have arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of assault and robbery after he beat up a taxi driver and stole his vehicle in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:10 p.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspect, Tsuyoshi Yano, got into the taxi and when he arrived at his destination in Senjukawaracho, he hit the 43-year-old driver several times in the face and refused to pay the 1,690 yen fare.
When the driver got out of the taxi to call 110, Yano got into the driver’s seat and drove away. He stopped about three kilometers away where police arrested him.
Police said Yano was drunk at the time of his arrest.

© Japan Today
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