Witnesses say that a “visibly drunk” man in Jiangsu province suspected of damaging seven cars during a hit-and-run accident attempted to escape arrest by fleeing to a nearby restaurant to impersonate a cook.
Nanjing police on March 31 found the suspect’s abandoned Mercedes-Benz along an intersection after he’d reportedly crashed into the nose of a parked car, the impact of which damaged five other cars lined up behind it.
Global Times reports:
Witnesses described a man had exited the sedan from the passenger’s side after the incident. Police soon tracked down a man cooking lobsters at a nearby roadside eatery that fit witness descriptions.
The man, visibly drunk, told police he was the owner and had nothing to do with the accident.
“I am just a cook here, and I am absolutely not the driver of that car,” said the man who identified himself as surnamed Liu.
A likely (wonderful) alibi. The gig was up as soon as the restaurant owner told cops that Liu was not a cook there and that he had, in fact, never seen him before. Police are still investigating the case to confirm whether the man is indeed the owner of the Benz.