Drunk man steals taxi by spraying fire extinguisher at driver and pushing him out of vehicle

By Mason White 1:32 AM October 25, 2017
Taxi (illustration)
Taxi (illustration)
By: Mason White

A drunk man managed to steal a taxi by spraying a fire extinguisher on the driver, according to police in Japan.

Tokyo police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Kiichi Moriya after being accused of damaging the taxi.

Moriya is facing charged of robbery, damaging property, assault, and disorderly conduct.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Saturday, at around 5:00 p.m.

Moriya was at a barbecue party with friends and became drunk.

When Moriya wanted a ride home, he went outside and hailed a taxi.

The 22-year-old driver stopped to pick up Moriya.

Moriya got into the taxi.

After a few minutes, Moriya grabbed the fire extinguisher and sprayed the driver.

He then shoved the driver out of the vehicle.

Moriya sat on the driver’s said and began to drive away from the scene.

The taxi driver jumped onto the hood of the vehicle in an attempt to stop Moriya.

After driving a few minutes, Moriya crashed into the median.

Moriya attempted to run away on foot but he was apprehended by passersby.

The taxi driver suffered injuries to his head and arm.