Man Takes Woman Hostage on Shanghai Metro - For Prison Food

Man Takes Woman Hostage on Shanghai Metro - For Prison Food
Apr 30, 2014 By eChinacities.com

A starving man grabbed a woman on the Shanghai Metro yesterday and put a knife to her throat - because he was trying to get into prison. The incident took place around 21:00 on Monday April 28 at Shanghai South Railway Station.

The man apparently hadn’t eaten for two days and did this with the express purpose of getting arrested so he could get his hands on some delicious prison food.

The woman was distressed, but ultimately unharmed, as the man let her go as soon as he was confident that he had created enough of a scene for someone to call the police.

This will no doubt raise questions about how he was able to achieve this given most major cities have been making a lot of noise about increased security measures and have been on terror alert since the Kunming attacks last month.

Let’s hope that the prison food was worth it, as he may be eating it for a very long time to come.

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12 Comments

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Guest2511236
comment|45950|279026

So for the next few years he will receive meals and a cock in the ass.

May 03, 2014 19:42 Report Abuse

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diehard
comment|45892|260597

am i the only one who thinks that they both look pretty relaxed in that pic == ... ?

May 02, 2014 20:20 Report Abuse

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AlbertoMorales
comment|45924|57008

They're probably posing for the picture to be taken by an eChinacities guy. As they lack interesting or relevant contents and information, they might have got this couple of friends trying to help it.

May 03, 2014 09:44 Report Abuse

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Sjama
comment|45991|258387

Agree, at the firstlook I thought they're bf and gf, but then I read the title...

May 05, 2014 18:02 Report Abuse

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dandmcd
comment|45834|78013

Increased security in the subway? I haven't seen it. Besides 2 or 3 stations checking bags, almost all other subway stops have no bag check, and if you put something in the pocket of your coat, they definitely will not check.

May 01, 2014 09:42 Report Abuse

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Guest355072
comment|45868|39452

2 or 3 stations checking bags? Are we talking about the same Shanghai? I've noticed I can skim by the xray by simply slapping my bag to prove it doesn't explode.

May 01, 2014 19:34 Report Abuse

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sharkies
comment|45829|38436

Had he done this in Australia, he would have been given prison food, a hot shower, comfortable bed, an X-box, legal representation and compensation.

May 01, 2014 08:52 Report Abuse

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Guest355072
comment|45867|39452

Wow! I thought it was just USA.

May 01, 2014 19:32 Report Abuse

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Laowei
comment|45954|269659

USA is still #1. Our prisoners have cable TV and medical/dental benefits. Too.

May 04, 2014 05:56 Report Abuse

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lilyzhang91
comment|45824|288161

Oh,just for food ??That is so crazy and unthinkable.

Apr 30, 2014 21:34 Report Abuse

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skunkman
comment|45873|271893

You'd be surprised to know that this actually happens in many countries.

May 01, 2014 22:21 Report Abuse

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Nessquick
comment|45962|103576

yep, this is a bit common in the outside world :D

May 04, 2014 16:45 Report Abuse