Restaurant owner dumped leftover noodles in park for three years to feed hungry birds


Park (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A restaurant owner was arrested on a charge of forcible obstruction of business after allegedly dumping noodles in a park for three years, according to police in Japan.

Nagoya police said that they have arrested the 51-year-old restaurant owner, who was not identified, after officers caught him red-handed dumping noodles in the Yada Park.

According to the criminal complaint, officials of a school called police to report that a man was dumping noodles in the park.

They told police that the man has been coming to the park for the past three years and dumping the noodles. Police officers hid in the park and waited for the suspect to arrive.

On Monday, the suspect arrived with buckets of leftover noodles from his restaurant. He was arrested at the scene.

During questioning, he told officers that he did not dump the noodles outside his restaurant because he did not want to attract birds.

He also admitted to dumping the leftover noodles from is restaurant in the park for the past three years. The restaurant owner claimed that he thought it was a good idea because the birds in the park could eat them.