BBC - Thai police have arrested a Japanese yakuza boss on the run for 15 years after pictures of his tattoos went viral on Facebook.
Shigeharu Shirai is accused of murdering a gang rival in 2003.
The photographs of the 74-year old fugitive’s elaborate yakuza tattoos were taken by a local person in Thailand unaware of his identity.
The mafia-like yakuza gangs have been part of Japanese society for centuries and have an estimated 60,000 members.
The Facebook pictures show an old and frail-looking man with his entire back and most of his chest covered in tattoos. He is seen playing a board game with other retirees by the side of the road.
Pictures also show that he is missing part of his little finger, often a self-administered punishment for members of Japan’s yakuza gangs to atone for mistakes.
All this dude had to was just rock a tank top and he'd still be playing checkers running from the law. So let this be a lesson to criminals with Tatts... cover them up