Worker re­ports fake crime to get off work

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

A man in Guiyang, sur­named Gao, was fined 200 yuan ($30) and placed in a de­ten­tion house for five days for rais­ing a false alarm on July 2. Po­lice at­tended the scene after Ma re­ported that he had been stabbed and robbed of all his be­long­ings by three men in an al­ley in the city’s Nan­ming dis­trict. Ma was de­tained after surveil­lance video footage in­di­cated he had lied. He ad­mit­ted rais­ing a false alarm, say­ing that his mo­tive was to get time off work. The au­to­mo­bile re­pair worker said his em­ployer had not al­lowed him to take leave for many years.

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