Air Force Master Sergeant arrested for trespassing

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Okinawa City Police arrested a 30-year-old U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant on suspicion of trespassing on Nov. 28th.

According to Okinawa City Police, MSgt. Zachary Brown was found sleeping on the living room sofa of a second floor apartment in Kitamae, Chatan. Brown was heavily drunk when he was arrested, and says, “I do not remember anything at all.”  The breathalyzer showed he had consumed a large quantity of alcohol.  Investigators say they have not been able to determine whether Brown had consumed alcohol on or off base.

Police say Brown had trespassed into the room on the second floor of the apartment around 2:40 a.m. A 34-year-old male resident of the apartment noticed Brown asleep in his living room and called police. Police believe Brown got into the room through an unlocked window.

The U.S. Forces Japan had just announced easing of the liberty policy for service members in Japan a few days earlier due to a drop in off-base incidents.

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