Society | Jan 18

Taxi Driver in Pigeon Hit-and-Run Case Escapes Charges

TOKYO, Jan 18 (News On Japan) - The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office has decided not to prosecute a taxi driver who was arrested for killing a pigeon on a street in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo.

The taxi driver, a 50-year-old man, was arrested last November on suspicion of violating the Wildlife Protection Law by running over a pigeon on a street in Shinjuku Ward with his taxi.

According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, a passerby called the emergency number 110 after hearing a taxi speeding off and then noticing it had hit a pigeon.

During the investigation, the driver stated, "The road is for humans, so the pigeons should get out of the way."

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office decided on Tuesday not to prosecute the man. The reasons for this decision have not been disclosed.

Source: ANNnewsCH


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