A Japanese pensioner has been arrested after ringing a cellphone firm 24,000 instances to complain they’d violated his contract, police and native media reported.
Tokyo police mentioned they took 71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto into custody final week after he made lots of of toll-free calls over eight days to the customer support part of main phone operator KDDI.
However this might be the tip of the iceberg, with media shops reporting that he made hundreds extra calls from public pay telephones to voice his displeasure with the corporate and insult customer support employees.
“He demanded that KDDI employees come to him to apologise for violating his contract. He additionally repeatedly hung up his calls instantly after putting them,” a police spokesman mentioned.
He has been arrested on suspicion of “fraudulent obstruction of enterprise”, the spokesman added.
Japan is seeing an rising variety of social issues attributable to the nation’s quickly ageing inhabitants.
Outdated drivers continuously trigger deadly automobile accidents and railway operators have reported a spike in passenger violence towards their employees from aged clients.
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