The legendary “Monkey King” was stopped at a routine police checkpoint in Jiyuan city, Henan province yesterday behind the wheel of a bus.
Officers only became more befuddled with the situation when they stepped onto the bus to find it full of mythological figures from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.
Police then ordered all of the various deities off the bus and asked the Monkey King to please hand over his license and registration.
Despite his reputation as an infamous trickster, Sun Wukong patiently answered officers’ questions. It turns out that rather than immortals, the passengers were all in fact members of an acting troupe headed for the countryside to perform Journey to the West at a local temple fair.
After careful questioning, police let the “Monkey King” and his friends continue on their journey. Unfortunately, reports don’t mention which way they were heading.
[Images via China News / Sina]
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