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NAGOYA (Kyodo) A Toyota Motor Corp. employee was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting two packs of chewing gum at a supermarket and injuring a security guard in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, police said.

The police quoted Shigeru Saito, 57, an engineer, as saying, “I didn’t do it.”

Saito is suspected of stealing two packs of chewing gum, worth about ¥600, from the supermarket Sunday and pushing down a 33-year-old female security guard.

She had chased after Saito and caught him, but he shook off her grasp and made her fall, the police alleged.

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