Over the weekend, surveillance footage from a Guangzhou convenience store went viral on Chinese social media showing a foreigner sneakily swiping the shopkeeper’s cell phone.
In the video clip, the foreigner can be seen pointing with one hand to ask the prices of various items behind the counter, while his other hand stealthily snatches the woman’s mobile phone and places it in his pocket.
Considering how smoothly he does this, you’d think he’d have heard of these things called surveillance cameras.
By the time that the woman realized her phone was gone, the customer had already vanished.
However, it appears that he did not manage to disappear for long. Images circulated on WeChat yesterday showing the man in police custody.
Being brought back to the scene of the crime.
And having his room searched.
The man’s nationality has not yet been disclosed by police, but he may be one of those “stupid laowai” that Fat Shady was rapping about.
[Images via Beijing News]
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