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Chinese thief encounters language barrier, busted
(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-07-25 10:32

A woman in Chaoyang district, Beijing, used her English language ability to her advantage and got a Chinese robber arrested earlier this week.

The woman was showing the man around the house, which she wanted to rent out, when he suddenly asked her to hand over all the money she had.

Just then the woman got a phone call. She told the thief that it was an important business call from a foreign client and had to take it. The thief agreed.

The woman told her friend on the phone in English to call the police. The thief had no idea what she just said. Within minutes police had surrounded the house and arrested the intruder.

(Beijing Times)