A nine-year-old boy in Jiangxi diagnosed with a muscle disease that has confined him to a wheelchair since he was six got to see his dream of becoming a police officer come to life during a city-orchestrated simulated kidnapping case where he played cop and took down the bad guys.
Inspired by Internet users, the publicity department of the Xinyu City Committee of the CCP and the city’s public security bureau set up the project to help the boy, Zou Junyi, play out his dream role.
Zou was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age and has been wheel-chair bound for the past few years of his life. He couldn’t be thwarted on Saturday, however, when Zou was awarded by Mayor Cong Wenjing for being a “courageous policeman”.
According to ECNS.cn:
Arrangements were made for Junyi, who uses a wheelchair, to direct traffic, watch police drills, and to visit the command center, where he was surprised to receive a call about the “kidnapping” case.
He and special police were sent to deal with the incident at the scene.
Policewoman Liu Jinfeng, 23, pushed Zou in his wheelchair toward the “kidnappers” on the pretext of delivering bottled water.
Liu was able to kick away a dagger held by one of the “kidnappers” and catch him. The other “criminal” was also caught later by police.
Five people among hundreds who signed up online were selected to take part in the simulated crime scene, playing hostages and criminals.
By Isabel Quan