According to reports, a Singapore Airlines flight attendant was detained in Japan after biting a security guard who attempted to stop her from robbing a home goods store in Narita.
Although she has allegedly refuted the charges, the 33-year-old Singaporean suspect is still being detained by police on suspicion of theft and assault.
Although the airline the suspect works for has not been confirmed by authorities, local media sources have reported that Singapore Airlines employs the accused flight attendant.
The woman allegedly tried to escape a mall with bath towels valued at up to 10,000 yen, but a security guard stopped her, and she bit the guard in the arm.
The suspect argues in her favor that she only bit the security guard because he was grabbing her by the beck and that she planned to pay for the goods later.
A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines declined to comment on the situation, saying: “As this matter is under investigation, we are unable to provide further comments.”