Knife-Wielding Chinese Man Proves Crime Doesn't Pay

He probably would have made more money just selling the knife
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2016 5:02 PM CDT
Knife-Wielding Chinese Man Proves Crime Doesn't Pay

They say crime doesn't pay, and damned if one bad-luck robber in China didn't just prove them right. Shanghaiist reports a knife-wielding man spent Monday terrorizing various businesses in downtown Shanghai but only succeeded in stealing pocket change before being arrested. The unidentified man started at a life insurance company, where he was chased off by security guards. He then tried his luck at a supermarket only to be scared away by shoppers. The high point of the man's crime spree came at his third stop—a vegetable market—where he managed to get 7.7 yuan—about $1.19—off one of the vendors. His success was short-lived, however, as he was arrested soon after. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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