U.S. Marine arrested for punching hotel employee

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Okinawa Police arrested a Marine stationed on MCAS Futenma for punching a hotel employee in the face Saturday evening in a hotel in Mihama.

Police arrested 28-year-old SGT James Edward Cliffe III, who reportedly was heavily intoxicated at the time of the incident, on suspicion of hitting the hotel employee when he asked Cliffe to leave the premises. Cliffe was not a registered customer staying in the hotel. The employee was reportedly not hurt in the incident.

According to Okinawa police, when questioned Cliffe claimed he did not remember hitting the employee because he was drunk.

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