OSAKA , Japan, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- After reports surfaced that he forced junior officers eat 15 burgers, 15 doughnuts and four cups of instant fried noodles in one sitting, an unidentified Japanese police sergeant has reportedly resigned from his position.
The traffic sergeant, 40, was forcing his subordinates to eat in an effort to “toughen them up.” In addition to the food, the sergeant also allegedly forced the four younger officers to guzzle three to four liters of coffee-flavored milk.
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the sergeant was worried that his officers weren’t working efficiently because of physical weakness. “After finding they were not working hard enough, I did it in order to toughen them up,” he said.
The force-feeding sessions reportedly happened on at least 10 occasions between early 2010 and the end of last year. In addition to being forced to eat, the subordinate officers were also responsible for paying for their own food.
The department would neither confirm nor deny that the sergeant left his position in the western city of Osaka on Christmas Day after being reprimanded.
[Daily Mail] [Yomiuri Shimbun]