Police recognize suspect who posted a video on Tik Tok

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/18 15:23:40

The wanted man hoes a filed in the video. Source: The Paper

 Police in Southwest China say they have arrested a suspect after recognizing him in a video he posted on a social media platform on Monday.

Police officers in Yibin, Sichuan Province noticed a man in a video on the popular Chinese video-sharing app Douyin seemed very familiar. They soon confirmed the man seen in the video hoeing a field, was wanted on charges of theft, according to a video of The Paper.

The man, surnamed Zhao, has denied the charges and the case is still under investigation, The Paper reported.  Police declined to answer questions about the case when contacted by the Global Times.

Police say Zhao and five accomplices fled after attempting to steal steel joists from a construction site in January. Two men were arrested at the scene and three surrendered to police later. Zhao has been on an online "wanted" list as the prime suspect in the attempted theft.

Many netizens said the suspect made a dumb move appearing in the video. 

"The guy should have known police watch online videos. His beloved app has betrayed him," one netizen said on Sina Weibo.

"Douyin is such a good app. It can expose suspects and is a good assistant to the police," another Net user commented.

The Paper
Newspaper headline: Fugitive posts video of himself, gets arrested


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