Par­ents chain their son up in his bed­room to stop him steal­ing

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Chi­nese par­ents have ad­mit­ted to CHAIN­ING their 24-year-old son up in his bed­room to stop him steal­ing.

Chuang Yuan’s thiev­ing habits have ap­par­ently got so out of hand that dad Wen felt there was no other op­tion than to take the some­what-dras­tic ac­tion.

Armed with a heavy con­crete block the strict fa­ther placed it in his son’s room, at­tached a chain to it and tied it round his neck.

Wen, 47, re­vealed he feared had he not acted now then his son would soon end up in jail.

“It isn’t ex­actly a large com­mu­nity here, when some­thing is stolen ev­ery­body knows who is to blame,” he said. “I al­ways had to com­pen­sate my neigh­bours and apol­o­gise for what he had stolen if I couldn’t re­turn it and I just got fed up with it.

“I can’t keep pay­ing com­pen­sa­tion all the time be­cause I just can’t af­ford it and even­tu­ally some­one was go­ing to call the po­lice and he would have been locked up.”

Wen added that his son will be re­leased even­tu­ally, but only when he is ready and pre­pared to be a mem­ber of the com­mu­nity.

Chuang will ap­par­ently re­main in chains un­til he learns his les­son

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