Earlier this month, security staff at a railway station in the Guangdong city of Zhongshan spotted something unusual going through the X-ray machine — a human child.
The boy had arrived at the train station with his father and no luggage between them. The dad quickly breezed through the security check only to turn around and find that his son had disappeared. After a few seconds of panic, he turned around again to see his boy coming out the other side of the X-ray machine.
A similar incident occurred earlier this year in the Guangdong city of Dongguan — only it involved an adult woman who did not want to part with her handbag for even a moment, worried that if she let it go through the scanner alone, someone would try to steal it.