Planet China

Meals on wheels

There’s no such thing as a free meal, or so goes the saying. He Guohua would beg to differ. In fact, when it comes to sheer gall, the Beijing man takes some beating.

In his quest for free food he decided to scam the police. So he called a police hotline to report that he had been robbed by a motorcyclist, and then persuaded the officers that, as he was hungry, they should buy him a meal. All good so far. But when the police later checked surveillance cameras, they found no evidence of any crime. According to the Beijing Times, it soon came to light that the scammer had used the same trick on the police twice before.


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