A thief in Shanghai thought he had the perfect plan: 1) Pilfer a woman’s mobile phone inside crowded subway station. 2) Run away. 3) At just the right moment, dive into the waiting train. 4) Laugh and wave the phone in victim’s face while zooming away to freedom.
Yeah, didn’t quite go down like that.
As seen on CCTV surveillance footage, at 9:55 on Janury 28th inside the Hanzhong Road Station on Line 12, the thief perfectly executed the first few steps of his master plan; however, instead of executing the perfect escape, he was more like a sitting duck.
The woman caught up with him and banged on the train door, getting an attendant’s attention, who then contacted the conductor to tell him to open the doors back up.
By that time, the whole station was watching and there was no hope for escape. The thief was quickly grabbed and taken away. Subway operations weren’t affected. The whole thing took about a minute.
Watch the video here:
[Video via The Paper]