Former Akashi Red Solders pitcher, 21-year-old Takuto Honda, was arrested by Osaka police today on charges of larceny.
According to the reports, at 6:45am on 5/7, Honda is suspected of approaching a 20-year-old female college student from behind, while riding a bike, and snatching her hand bag, which contained 6,000 yen.
Honda has admitted to the charges and issued the following statement:
I took on odd jobs that never lasted very long and needed some pocket money. I have also snatched bags on other occasions.
Honda joined the Akashi Red Soldiers in 2009, but was released last year. He also made it to the 2005 Summer Koshien finals with Kyoto GaiDai Nishi.