TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested the 37-year-old husband of popular model Angelica Michibata on suspicion of extortion, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 3).
On August 7, Kim Jung-hee, a Korean national, entered the office of a male corporate officer, aged in his 40s, in Shibuya Ward and demanded payment of 350,000 yen.
“I will mess up your family,” Kim reportedly said. “If you lie, I’ll pierce your eyes with a pencil.”
The suspect denies the allegations. “I had no intention of making threats,” the suspect was quoted by the Shibuya Police Station. “I was just collecting a bill.”
Kim manages a members-only bar near Daikanyama Station in Meguro Ward.
During the incident, Michibata was present at the office. In addition to questioning her, police are investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.