A man was detained after attempting to steal from the New World Department Store on East Nanjing Road in Shanghai—after hiding in the store’s toilets for 12 hours.
According to Shanghai Daily, the man hid in the toilets overnight on March 9 and simply walked out with stolen goods worth 6,000 yuan (960 USD) the next morning when the store opened for business as usual.
The man had spent roughly 12 hours hiding in the store’s toilets so that he could escape with his looted stash unseen, he later told police. Unfortunately, it was all for naught.
We imagine he’ll be washing the stench of regret and then some off for a few weeks.
By Freya Twigden
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