A Japanese woman called in the police after a hit man she paid to kill her lover’s wife failed to carry out the job.
The 32-year-old Tokyo woman was arrested on Wednesday for incitement to murder, the Daily Yomiuri newspaper said on Friday.
The woman contacted a private detective through a Web site last November and paid him $9,000 in cash to murder her love rival, the paper said.
The 40-year-old detective accepted the money and suggested he could carry out the job by chasing the victim on a motorcycle and spraying her with a biological agent in a tunnel.
Police also arrested the private detective and found the alleged target safe and well, the paper said.