A Singapore Airlines flight attendant has reportedly been arrested in Japan after she allegedly bit a security guard who tried to stop her shoplifting from a Narita homewares shop.
The 33-year-old Singaporean suspect is still being held by police on suspicion of theft and assault, although she has reportedly denied the accusations.
Officials have not confirmed what airline the suspect works for, but local media outlets claim the accused flight attendant is employed by Singapore Airlines.
The woman allegedly attempted to leave a mall with up to 10,000 yen worth of bath towels but was stopped by a security guard, who she then bit on the arm.
In her defence, the suspect says she intended to pay for the goods at a later time and that she only bit the security guard because he was grabbing her around the neck.
A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines declined to comment on the situation, saying: “As this matter is under investigation, we are unable to provide further comments.”
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