Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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Cops ordered to travel 860 miles in the hope of getting clues to the whereabouts of an on-the-run burglar were amazed when they caught the last bus to the man’s hometown – and found him sitting right next to them.
They were so amazed, they even grabbed their phone to video the suspect to confirm that they had the right person, before waiting for the bus to stop at its final destination to arrest him. The video which later ended up online has already gathered over 2 million views.
Officer Liu, representing police in Fangshan District in Chinese capital Beijing, could not believe his luck when the fugitive, surnamed Yang, got on the bus and sat in the same row right next to him and his partner.
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They had travelled all the way to the city of Nanchang, capital of East China’s Jiangxi Province, on a 1,400-kilometre (869-mile) journey to track the suspect, who was wanted for breaking and entering, to his hometown.
The pair were on their way to Yang’s home when he suddenly boarded the same bus.
Footage taken by Liu shows him pointing the camera at the clueless suspect, who is within arm’s reach and completely oblivious to their presence.
The same video shows Liu and his partner pinning the fugitive to the bus floor as the vehicle arrives and stops in his hometown.
Yang was detained and taken back to Beijing via Jinxian South Railway Station in Nanchang, an image of the arrest shows.