Man arrested for setting fire to bar after being told other customers don’t like talking to him

【44歳の男逮捕】スナックのドアなどに放火か 東京・立川市

Japan Today -- Sep 09
Police in Tachikawa, Tokyo, have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of arson and property destruction after he allegedly set fire to a bar last month.

Police quoted Takahiro Ishii, a company employee, as saying “I might have done it but I was drunk and don’t have any recollection of starting a fire,” Kyodo News reported.

The incident occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Aug 27 after the bar had closed. Ishii is accused of splashing a flammable liquid on the front door and wall and igniting it. The fire destroyed part of the facade before it went out by itself.

Police said street surveillance camera footage near the bar showed Ishii pouring liquid on the door. ...continue reading

Sep 09 (日テレNEWS) - 東京・立川市のスナックに放火したとして、44歳の男が逮捕されました。「店の従業員に『あなたとは誰も口をききたくない』といわれむしゃくしゃした」と話しているということです。  ...continue reading

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