Teacher breaks into school to eat leftover lunches and drink beer

Food and beer (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A teacher was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly breaking into a school to eat leftover lunches, according to police in Japan.

Yumeno police said that they have arrested the 54-year-old teacher, who was not identified, after the principal of the school walked into the teacher’s lounge to find the teacher eating food and drinking beer.

In court, the teacher pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and trespassing. According to the police investigation, the teacher broke into the school after hours to eat the leftover lunches.

Each time, he brought along cans of beer to drink with the food.

The teacher was caught after the principal came in to work late in the afternoon and saw the teacher in the teacher's lounge.

When asked what he was doing there, the teacher said that he just wanted to take an item he accidentally left behind.

However, the principal called police after seeing food and beer on the table.

The teacher told police that he thought it was a shame that the food will be thrown in the garbage so he decided to come back in the afternoon and enjoy the leftover lunch.