A 23-year-old U.S. Marine sergeant stationed at Marine Corp Air Station Futenma was arrested on Feb. 16 by the Naha Police on suspicion of damaging property by kicking and breaking the door of a taxicab. The suspect was under the influence of alcohol when the arrest was made at the scene of the incident. He told the police officer questioning him to “shut up” and spoke incoherently.
The incident occurred at around 4:45 a.m. on Feb. 16 on Kokusai Dori shopping street in Kumoji 3, Naha. The suspect allegedly kicked and dented the front passenger door of the cab, which was stopped there to wait for a customer.