Crim­i­nal breaks law to get free meals

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A 26-year-old man who sought to be put in a de­ten­tion house so he could have free meals was de­tained af­ter de­lib­er­ately smash­ing an ATM in a bank of­fice in Yan­tai on July 5. Zhou Fangkun asked po­lice who ar­rived at the scene to put him in a de­ten­tion house. Zhou failed to find a steady job af­ter drop­ping out of a vo­ca­tional school in 2014 and de­cided to opt for the free meals in de­ten­tion houses in 2015. Since then he has spent a to­tal of more than eight months in such fa­cil­i­ties for of­fenses in­clud­ing crim­i­nal dam­age and af­fray. af­ter sev­eral days of heavy rain­fall and the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of black clouds. He re­ported to the vil­lage com­mit­tee, which re­ported to the town­ship gov­ern­ment, re­sult­ing in the evac­u­a­tion of all vil­lagers shortly be­fore the dis­as­ter struck the moun­tain­ous vil­lage. A man, sur­named Jin, who used a drone to shoot video of a woman who was naked at home in Xi’an this month has been placed in a de­ten­tion house for 10 days as pun­ish­ment. Jin, 22, broad­cast the video live on his WeChat Mo­ments feed and in­ter­acted with cy­ber­friends. He was de­tained for in­fringe­ment of per­sonal pri­vacy when po­lice launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter the video was re­ported by lo­cals the next day. Jin, who op­er­ated the drone with­out ap­proval from avi­a­tion au­thor­i­ties, ad­mit­ted vi­o­lat­ing the reg­u­la­tions.

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