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Police: Man carjacked taxi, forced driver to come along for the ride

Aug. 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM   |   Comments

TOYOTA, Japan, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Japan said they arrested a man accused of carjacking a taxi cab and driving about 62 miles with the driver still in the vehicle.

Aichi Prefectural Police arrested Yuji Inai, 29, who allegedly got into the taxi around 6:30 p.m. and told the driver to go to Osaka, The Mainichi Shimbun reported Friday.

Inai allegedly forced the driver into the passenger seat around 8:20 p.m. in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, and drove to Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, where he got off the highway because the vehicle was running out of gas.

Police said the suspect, who was unarmed, got out of the taxi and boarded a highway bus bound for Nagoya. He allegedly attempted to hijack the bus, but the driver refused to hand over the keys.

Investigators said officers had been following the hijacked taxi since the driver was able to alert them at a Toyokawa rest area. They said Inai was arrested upon exiting the bus.

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