NARA - Japan - A man was arrested on Thursday for not paying his restaurant bill after he ordered 15 items over a 13-hour period, police said.
Shinichi Kochi, 28, visited a restaurant in Yamatokoriyama, Nara Prefecture, at about 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday.
He stayed at the restaurant for about 13 hours until midnight. In that time he ordered a rice-bowl, steamed egg custard, azuki-bean soup and several other items worth 7,495 yen in total.
An employee talked with Kochi when the restaurant was about to close and learned that he had no money.
"I have no money and have eaten nothing for three days," police quoted Kochi as saying.Workers at the restaurant said they didn't suspect Kochi had no money because he was neatly dressed.