Police detain fake bill collectors
Two men who were making fake water bills were caught by police on March 2, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
The Beijing Water Group called the police on February 2, after many fake water bills were posted on people’s doors in several residential communities in Haidian district. The fake bills asked the residents to pay 217 yuan ($31.5) electronically via a QR code. After extracting the code, the residents were taken to a personal account. The two men, surnamed Shi and Yu, were detained under suspicion of fraud.
Ladies room secret snapper caught
A man in his 20s secretly took photos of women in the ladies room of an office building near Sanyuanqiao. He was caught by staff in the building on March 3 and taken to the police station, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
A woman surnamed Wang said the man put his cell phone through the space under the stall door and took a picture of her. She was scared and screamed. When she exited the stall, the man had disappeared. Wang went to the security office and scanned surveillance videos with security personnel. She and several male workmates later found the man and held him captive until the police arrived. More than 20 clips of secretly shot video were discovered in his possession. The police detained him.
Stuck 6-year-old boy saved
A 6-year-old boy’s legs got stuck in a vegetable transportation railcar at a vegetable market in Fengtai district. Firefighters came and cut the car open. The boy was unharmed, the Beijing Morning Post reported.
The child was playing alone in the market when the incident occurred. A vegetable seller called the firefighters. It took the firefighters about two minutes to free the boy. When he was taken home, his parents did not even know he had snuck out to play.