Determined not to surrender himself to police, a thief in Shenzhen, Guangdong province sat on top of a wall-mounted air-conditioning unit outside of a building for at least 40 hours this past weekend.
After stealing a few power cables, the man climbed up the building and tried to escape. Upon realizing that he couldn’t get through the window, he clung onto the AC unit and refused to descend from his perch when police arrived at the scene.
The man casually dangled his legs from the unit for hours on end as officers tried in vain to reach him in his elevated place of refuge.
According to police, the man’s offense was so minor that he would’ve gotten off with a light punishment.
By the time pictures were published online yesterday afternoon, he’d been sitting up there for over 40 hours and hadn’t yet come down.