A Pitfall of night life in Roppongi—Drink spiking
Mr. S had a good time in a bar at Roppongi, Tokyo. He suddenly lost his memory and found out himself staggering on street very early in the morning. Policemen stopped him and asked him questions. They wanted him to clear his pocket, and found a small empty plastic bag which is commonly used to carry illegal drug, but which was strange to him. This caused tension of the policemen. They wanted him to come to police station. Mr. S said OK without any question because he had nothing to hide. However, the drug test of his urine showed positive. He was arrested. Mr. S did not understand what was going on.
Mr. S was not the person who would use illegal drugs. He was very well educated and worked for some prestigious company. He managed to take the annual leave during his hard work and just enjoyed his holiday in Japan. We listened him carefully and found out one of his credit card was missing. We concluded that Mr. S was a victim of drink spiking, which was said to have been a problem lately around Roppongi. Drink spiking is a illegal conduct used to steal money or credit card, where drugs are added to someone’s drink without his/her knowing. The US Embassy has issued some security alerts about it lately. We went to Roppongi and traced his track. We found many surveillance cameras there. We thought there must be some visual evidence which would support his statement.
We went visit a prosecutor in charge and claimed that he would never knowingly use any illegal drug, and it was him who was a victim of theft crime using drink spiking. We gave him our opinion letter, for his review, attaching many documents and pictures. We also demand him to immediately keep the visual record of the surveillance cameras which we had found at the scene, and we indicated that otherwise we would zealously argue that visual record should have been kept in courtroom.
Some days later, the prosecutor decided not to indict him and released him. He safely went back to his country.