A man in Akishima, western Tokyo, was arrested for trying to rob a taxi driver early Sunday after his target persuaded him to give himself up, police said.

The suspect, identified as Akira Kumakura, 51, unemployed, allegedly refused to pay his 4,500 yen cab fare and threatened the 61-year-old driver with a box cutter, demanding that he hand over his earnings, at around 4:40 a.m.

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