A wanted criminal tried to avoid being recognized by putting on a few extra pounds…and then some. The man stuffed his face and stayed in hiding until he was ready to step out into the world with a new, filled-out physique, but was caught by police after being given away by a mole (and not the spy kind).
The man, surnamed Liu, had reportedly attacked someone with a knife in Yunnan province last July, and considered getting cosmetic surgery to escape the manhunt that ensued. Cosmetic surgery, however, would require Liu to register with his real name, so he opted for an easier and much more satisfying way to change his appearance—by gaining weight.
Liu started a diet that his wife had been on during her pregnancy. Every day, he chowed down on two bowls of fatty pork, four or five eggs and a pot of bone soup every other day.
“It was like a pig’s life, there was only eating and sleeping,” Liu said when reflecting on those glorious weeks.
When he returned to Chongqing for the Spring Festival holiday, however, he was given away by a distinguishable mole on his ear and was taken into custody.
“God, I should have noticed the mole earlier,” Liu said.
Liu, before gaining weight.
[Images from via China Daily via Chongqing Evening Post]