SAITAMA (Kyodo) A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempting to steal gasoline after he unwittingly filled his car’s tank with water, stranding the vehicle shortly afterward, police said.

Fujio Hirakawa, 56, allegedly stole water from an 18-liter tank in a gardener’s workshop in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, thinking it was gasoline.

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