71-year-old Japanese man arrested for 'making 24,000 complaint calls'

TOKYO: A Japanese pensioner was arrested after calling a telephone company 24,000 times to complain that he had violated his contract, according to police and local media.

Tokyo Police said 71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto was arrested last week after he made hundreds of free calls for eight days to the customer service section of the most important telephone operator. KDDI .

But this could be the tip of the iceberg , and the media reported that he made thousands more calls from public telephones to express his dissatisfaction with the company and insult the customer service staff.

I've demanded that KDDI staff come to him to apologize for violating his contract. He also repeatedly hung up his calls immediately after placing them, a police spokesman said.

He has been arrested on suspicion of fraudulent business obstruction, the spokesman added.

is seeing a growing number of social problems caused by the rapid aging of the country's population

Old drivers frequently cause fatal car accidents and rail operators have reported an increase in passenger violence against their staff by older customers.