Spitting at someone is rude and unhygienic, so imagine the poor taxi driver who had to endure his passenger spitting on him 20 times! A 32-year-old office worker was arrested Monday for allegedly spitting on a 62-year-old taxi driver around 20 times in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.
Police said the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. Monday when Takeshita hailed a taxi in Sendai’s Aoba Ward. The driver told police that Takeshita was in an extremely inebriated state. Takeshita asked the driver to take him to his home around 8 km away. As soon as he got in the taxi, he allegedly began spitting on the taxi driver’s face.
The driver took the man directly to a nearby police station at which point he rushed inside and complained to the officer on duty that his passenger had spat on him. A police spokesman said:
“We sometimes see arrests over spitting but as for a man spitting on someone 20 times, I’ve never heard of anything like it.”
I wonder how did the driver keep track of the number of times he was spat on. If someone spat on me, I would run away to clean myself up in the nearest toilet. Imagine all the yucky germs from the transfer of bodily fluids!