Fare Evader Dressed As Construction Worker Takes A Free Ride

Man wearing a construction worker uniform riding train in Tokyo

An unidentified man was spotted in Tokyo today traveling on an outbound train suspected of wearing a construction worker uniform to avoid paying upwards of 800 yen (US$6.61).

The crafty move caught ticket inspectors off guard who usually work on a policy of unequivocal trust.

“We trust people to the extent that even if commuters walk through closed barriers with lights flashing we assume they have a good reason,” said one Metro station master.

Stations across Japan have been put on high alert and are calling on the public to report all shifty looking construction workers.