An expat who knocked down a woman (strike one) on his unregistered motorbike while driving without a license (strike two) is now set to be deported after it was discovered that he was working in Beijing without a permit (strike three). His dad, who was also working in the country illegally, will be kicked out along with him.
The story initially made headlines on December 2 when it had been speculated that the woman, surnamed Li, threw herself in front of the man’s motorbike as a part of an extortion scheme. Police later discovered, however, that the expat had knocked her down on his unregistered vehicle then shouted at her in Chinese and English.
During further investigation of the case, police discovered that the man and his father were working in China without permits, according to Shanghai Daily.
The expat served five days administrative detention and was charged 5,000 yuan for working without a permit. His father will be also put under administrative detention for 14 days and fined 10,000 yuan.
The Mirror Evening News reported earlier that the motorcycle rider had lived in Beijing for six years and was from the UK.
Hospital checks confirmed that Li suffered soft tissue injuries and had pains in her shoulder and ankle.
The Beijinger reports that the men are believed to have been once part-owners of two popular Sanlitun eateries.
The woman who was hit and verbally abused has now been compensated 1,800 yuan by the expat and is reportedly very happy to see the foreigner be detained and deported.
[Images via The Beijinger//Reddit]