Man arrested for torching luxury car in Kitakyushu

Japan Today -- May 07
Police in Kitakyushu City have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of arson after he set a high-end car on fire.

According to police, Mirai Ukita, a self-professed brothel worker, was arrested at around 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday after setting fire to a Mercedes-Benz parked at a residence in Kokura-Minami Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. The vehicle belongs to a 56-year-old female company owner.

A police patrol spotted Ukita driving away after the fire started. Sensing his behavior was suspicious, police pulled him over and asked him to accompany them to the police station. He later confessed to torching the car.

- Japan Today

ボンネットから激しく噴き上がる炎。燃えているのは、外国製の高級車「ベンツ」です。  5日午前2時半すぎ、北九州市小倉南区で車1台が燃える不審火がありました。  火は、約15分後に消し止められましたが、ベンツの前方部分は、大きく焼損しています。  そして、発生から約1時間後、警察が現場近くにいた男に事情を聴いたところ、容疑を認めたため、福岡県苅田町の自称・風俗店従業員、浮田夢来容疑者(20)を緊急逮捕しました。 - ANNnewsCH