A Master’s degree holder in Shanghai was arrested after stealing 36 door handles from the fire exits of his apartment building in the Xuhui district on January 9.
An employee at the property management company of the building said that nine knobs had gone missing from the emergency exits on December 17, and more kept gradually disappearing thereafter.
The knob-pocketer was soon identified in surveillance footage as a 52-year-old resident in the building from Henan. Surely enough, police searched his home to find 36 door handles handles from the building, all together worth more than 2,000 yuan.
The suspect told police that he wanted to use the door handles to decorate his new home, as one wont to do with door handles.
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