Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a serial ‘crash-for-cash’ fraudster allows a post van to run over his foot in a successful scam that saw him compensated before he was eventually arrested.
Repeat offender Mr Dai, 61, was captured by a CCTV camera as he carried out the scam in the city of Xingyi in China’s south-western Guizhou Province on 2nd November.
In the video, the dark green van with markings of China Post, the country’s state-owned postal service, can be seen driving past when Mr Dai deliberately sticks his leg into the vehicle’s undercarriage.
One of the rear wheels runs over Mr Dai’s left foot, leaving him hopping in apparent pain, the clip shows.
The Xingyi Public Security Bureau, which later arrested Mr Dai for fraud, said he managed to convince the postman to compensate him 200 RMB (22 GBP) in exchange for not calling the police.
But the post office reported the incident to the police nonetheless, leading to the discovery of Mr Dai’s stunt having been caught on camera.
The authorities said the crash-for-cash scam, which is known in China as ‘peng ci’ (touching porcelain), resulted in a 15-day detention sentence for Mr Dai, who is expected to be released on 17th November.
It was the third time Mr Dai had been arrested for attempting a fake accident scam.
He was jailed for 13 days in April and 15 days in August for two identical fraud offences.
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