A Chinese man that had been on the run from the long arm of the law for 14 year finally decided to give up after he watched a soap opera on TV!
In 2002, he was working security at a hotel in Taizhou when he stole about $23 000 from the hotel safe deposit and disappeared, leaving his young wife behind. He was hiding in the Guandong province, constantly changing jobs to prevent Johnny Law from catching scent, and he never contacted his family for the whole 14 years.
However, a couple of days ago this man decided to hand himself in after watching an episode of a Chinese soap opera Hao Xiansheng on “Taizhou TV.” The home dialect of the actors and the plotline touched the criminal so much he decided to come back home, return the money to the robbers and hand himself in to the police.
Hao Xiansheng is Chinese soap opera that began in 2016 and tells the story about a cook Lu Yuan that aspires to become a chef in a US restaurant. After his best friend dies in a car crash, he returns to China where he looks after his best friend’s mother and tries to restore old relationships.