A Brazilian student in Shanghai finds himself in some serious trouble with the law after allegedly running a red light on his motorcycle, without a number plate, that he was operating without a license, while a cop tried to chase him down.
A video shows the man speeding his motorcycle, with a passenger on the back, through a crowded intersection, without care for the color of the light. A police officer in the middle of the road tries to stop him, but the man speeds right up and narrowly avoids a collision that nearly knocks the officer over.
While the motorcycle didn’t have a number plate, police were able to use surveillance footage to track down the man. They found that he was an international student from Brazil studying in Shanghai. They also found that he didn’t have either a Chinese or international driver’s license. Police then took both him and his passenger, also a Brazilian student, into custody.
In an interview with local reporters, the Brazilian student pleaded ignorance to his crimes, saying in Chinese that he hadn’t seen the officer and hadn’t known that he needed a license for a motorcycle.
According to Shanghai Daily, for this grave offense, he could be detained for 15 days and fined 900 yuan. In the worst case scenario, it could also mean that his student visa is canceled and he is forced to leave the country within 10 days of being released from police custody.
Watch the news report below:
This is likely the worst laowai on a motorbike incident since an irritated Polish student in Nanjing kicked a jaywalker in the butt. He was detained for 3 days.
[Images via Shanghai Daily / Tencent // Video via Kankan News]