Police Missed…The “Shivering Reason” Why Gang Members Continued to Flee
I just helped two people who were being beaten.
The man denied the allegations when questioned by the police.
On November 2, Daisuke Uchino, 44, an unemployed man with no fixed address, was arrested by Kanagawa Prefectural Police on suspicion of confinement. On July 23 this year, Uchino conspired with Masamune Ito, 52, who had already been arrested on suspicion of assault. On July 23 of this year, Uchino allegedly conspired with Masamune Ito, 52, who had already been arrested on suspicion of assault and other crimes, to threaten two men in their 50s on a street in Naka Ward, Yokohama, and confine them in a car.
The suspect Uchino is believed to be a gangster. The prefectural police put out a nationwide APB in August. Investigators in pursuit of Uchino discovered his car in a coin-operated parking lot near JR Machida Station around noon on October 20, starting their lookout from another parking lot about 60 meters away.
After a while, the suspect Uchino returned. But when the investigators got out of the car to call out to him, the suspect fled when he noticed them. He ran about 100 meters to the site of an abandoned hotel that had closed its doors in August 2009.
Four hours of siege and he was still in the cold.
The police force was increased to 150 men. Police officers with batons and wands surrounded the hotel from around 3:00 p.m. Police dogs were also deployed. Police dogs were also deployed to surround the hotel for about four hours. A tense atmosphere prevailed at the scene. However, the hotel was not completely free of police officers until …….
At around 7 p.m., it was discovered that Uchino was not on the hotel grounds. We searched all the rooms in and around the building, but could not find him. We believe that the Uchino suspect had already fled the scene a few minutes after entering the hotel.”
About two weeks after his unprecedented escape, the situation suddenly changed: on November 2, Uchino turned himself in to the prefectural police headquarters alone, with his head cut off. He explained to the police why he had come to the police headquarters.
I was tired of running away. I thought I couldn’t run anymore because I would cause trouble for the people around me.
However, Uchino’s clothing had changed since he fled, and his wallet contained several tens of thousands of yen in cash. The prefectural police are investigating the case, believing that someone may have helped him escape. What is interesting is the reason why Uchino continued to flee for two weeks.
The suspect’s car was found to contain illegal drugs. He probably saw the investigators and ran away, fearing that his drug use would be discovered. The prefectural police plan to pursue Uchino on suspicion of violating the Methamphetamine Control Law.
Even though the fugitive’s escape is over, it will likely take some time before the full details of the case are revealed.
Photographed by： Shinji Hasuo