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U.S. Marine crashes into fence in stolen car

  • October 6, 2016
  • , Mainichi
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Mainichi reported in its city news section that a U.S. Marine allegedly stole a car from a garage in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, drove into a fence at a nearby private residence, and fled from the scene in the early morning on Sept. 17. The incident reportedly took place when the Marine was on his way to Camp Fuji from JR Gotemba Station. The Marine has been questioned on a voluntary basis, with a Gotemba police spokesperson saying: “Although it is true that the incident occurred, the details cannot be disclosed because the investigation is still underway.” According to the daily, the municipal authorities first learned of the incident from the victim on Oct. 3 because neither the prefectural police nor the Defense Ministry had announced it.

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