Viral Tattoo Photos Lead to Arrest of Fugitive Yakuza Boss
Color him busted. Shigeharu Shirai, 74, reportedly showed off his elaborate tattoos to his chess partners in a small town north of Bangkok. One admirer Facebooked snaps of his well-inked torso, attracting 10,000 shares and the attention of Japanese authorities — who identified him as a murder suspect and former boss of an infamous Yakuza crime syndicate. Shirai, who’d been on the run for 14 years, will reportedly be extradited to Japan for the 2003 murder of a rival gangster, but only after facing Thai immigration charges.