What a polite thief!
What would a robber do if he broke into a house and found nothing? The commense answer: the robber would run away immediately. However, a man named Đạt from Tân Lộc Commune in central province of Hà Tĩnh’s Lộc Hà District decided to take a different approach.
Đạt broke locks at the office of Tân Lộc Commune’s People’s Commune and pried open a safe box. To his surprise, he found nothing but paper. Đạt, wanting to leave his mark, took two sheets of A4 and wrote: “The commune was too poor. See you later” before leaving the office.
Later on the same day, he broke into the house of Bùi Thị Phượng, a resident of Ích Hậu Commune, and he stole 5 taels of gold and VNĐ20 million (Ú$896) in cash.
After conducting investigations, police identified Đạt as the main suspect of the two robberies. He was caught while hiding in HCM City.
The police in Lộc Hà District have decided to prosecute Đạt on charge of “theft of property”.
Hundreds of people crossing HCM City’s Giồng Ông Tố 2 Bridge last Saturday witnessed a real life drama in which a 30-year-old man was the main character.
The young protagonist climbed over the railing of the bridge and threatened to jump.
Upon hearing the news, local police arrived at the scene and were ready to rescue him if he lept.
The negotiations took place for over 3 hours, and there was no sign of hope while traffic was paralysed.
Some frustrated travlers, upset at the greatly delayed traffic, shouted: let him jump! Some even incited others to “push him down”.
After three hours, he jumped off the bridge. Miraculously, he found a large can to hold on to and swim ashore very quickly. He ran away before the local police could interrogate him.
The cause of the incident was under investigation.
Some people said the man was an Amphetamine-like Stimulants addict, others didn’t know, but there was one thing we could celebrate: he no longer wanted to die.—VNS