Recently, a man was caught at a security check at the Kunming airport with a life jacket from a plane among his personal belongings.
When questioned about why he had swiped the life jacket, the man said that he thought it was free to take if he hadn’t used it. He added that he thought it might come in handy since he had another flight to catch that day.
Turns out, that’s not the way it works. He is now facing a 1,000 yuan and up to 15 days in jail.
Watch a Chinese news report about the incident below:
In 2015, a Chinese granny gave much the same excuse after being caught with a life jacket after getting off a Cathay Pacific flight in Hong Kong. The 64-year-old woman claimed that she thought she could take the life jacket home as a “souvenir” from her travels. Instead, she was detained and fined HK$2,000 (1,740 yuan) even after fainting in court.
By Alex Tang
[Images via CCTV]
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