A robber was captured on Thursday by Lanshan Police of Linyi, Shandong province, right after he had returned from the temple giving thanks to the gods for having eluded the police NetEase reported. Is this a case of poetic justice, or is he just a really, really dumb robber?
The main suspect, who bears the surname of Zhang, had committed three robberies in total – including stealing an electric bicycle as a gift for his girlfriend. He was caught at the elevator in his complex building after he returned home from praying in a temple for “good luck” (for not being caught).
Zhang gave his girlfriend an electric car that he stole as a gift.
Zhao told the police that he worships Guan Gong and burns incense offerings to him every day in hopes of not getting caught.
The stolen vehicle is seized by the police.
Zhao, along with his brother and the other suspect were detained in jail for having stolen dozens of electric cars and tricycles.
The police confiscate an electric vehicle.
By Lucy Liu
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