Police officers from Numazu City — the real-life setting of the popular multi-media franchise “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, have arrested the owner of a “Love Live! Sunshine!!” ita-sha for violating two traffic safety laws. The car-owner allegedly hit an elderly pedestrian and escaped from the scene. However, due to the distinctive decorations on his ita-sha, he was easily ID-ed and arrested.

© The Yomiuri Shinbun

The city of Numazu has been having a spate of incidents connected to the popular game and anime series. Earlier this year, the “Love Live! Sunshine” manhole covers that dotted the city were vandalized by teenagers from out-of-town. They were subsequently arrested by Japanese police.