A man deliberately stole a speaker in a dance studio to make him get arrested by the Police, just so he could avoid getting married to his girlfriend.
The young man from Shanghai, China, with surname Chen, who was due to marry his girlfriend this year, suddenly realized he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life with her, so decided to become a petty criminal and get arrested for his bride-to-be and her family would be disappointed and he wouldn’t get married to her.
He decided to devise this means knowing very well that social status and reputation are very important in Chinese society. He wanted the news that he had been arrested for theft to disappoint his girlfriend and her family so that they would cancel the wedding arrangements on the spot, allowing him to walk away with a guilt-free conscious.
This week, Chen simply walked into a dance studio on Huashan Road, in Shanghai, and casually stole a Bluetooth speaker, knowing full well that the place was monitored by security cameras. His goal was to be identified and charged with theft. When the Police showed up at his doorstep and questioned about his motives, he said;
“My girlfriend wants to marry me, but I don’t want to marry her. I knew I would be caught. I actually wanted to walk away, but I was angry,” Chen said. “I knew you would find me, though I didn’t think it would be so fast.”
According to Chinese media, Chen is still in police custody for stealing the Bluetooth speaker – which reportedly costs around $290, but will likely not remain there for too long on account of such a minor offence.
We are unable to confirm if his plan actually worked.