And we thought the flower ladies were aggressive. Three people in Shanghai who intimidated a ‘frightened motorist’ into buying a tiger paw after he’d parked his car near a market are being held by police, Shanghai Daily reports.
The driver, a man surnamed Yang, told cops that three men came up to him after he pulled his car over near a market in Shanghai’s Songjiang district on April 18.
The described gang crowded him and asked him to buy an item that they claimed was a tiger paw for 200 yuan per gram. Nervous that he might be attacked, Yang forked over 6,000 yuan for the paw.
Police managed to stop the suspects as they were about to flee with the cash. Police in Songjiang say that that they’ve received several reports like this already this year and are now trying to trace more alleged victims of the tiger paw trio.
Strangely, the cases always happened in crowded places like markets and bus stops.