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Saitama man stole conductor’s cap after missing last train

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 32-year-old man over the theft of a cap from a conductor at a railway station in Setagaya Ward a year ago, reports TBS News (Aug 24).

In June of last year, Kei Kitamura, a resident of Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, allegedly stole the cap from the conductor during a dispute at Odakyu Electric Railway Co.’s Chitose-Funabashi Station.

After the closing of the doors of the last train in service that day, Kitamura leaned up against the side of the carriage. The conductor then warned the suspect.

“Waiting is useless. Open the door or I’ll beat you to death,” the suspect reportedly said in drawing closer to the conductor. The suspect then snatched the cap.

Kei Kitamura
Kei Kitamura (Twitter)

Kitamura, who has been accused of theft, admits to the allegations. “I stole the cap to compensate for my anger,” the suspect was quoted by police.