Man Deliberately Gets Arrested So He Doesn’t Have To Marry Girlfriend
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Getting married can be a particularly stressful occasion because it's not only really expensive but it can be intense to have all your loved ones under one roof.
It's even worse when you don't really want to marry your future wife or husband.
But if you ever find yourself with cold feet, maybe avoid what one man has done in China.
The bloke, known only as Mr Chen, was certainly not feeling the love with his girlfriend, so he concocted an Ocean's Eleven-level robbery to throw her off the scent.
Just kidding, the robbery was about as basic as it comes.
Mr Chen thought that his girlfriend wouldn't be very impressed with him if she found out he had been arrested for theft, so he went into a dance studio on Huashan Road in Shanghai and stole a speaker.
Police eventually tracked him down on the same day as the theft and arrested him.
They couldn't believe their ears when Mr Chen revealed why he stole the bluetooth device, worth around £220 ($287).
He told authorities at Xinhua Road Police Station: "My girlfriend wants to marry me, but I don't want to marry her. I knew I would be caught. I actually wanted to walk away, but I was angry.
"My girlfriend wants to get married, but I don't want to. I knew you would find me, though I didn't think it would be so fast."
He admitted to taking the speaker and said that he deliberately targeted the particular device because he knew it wasn't going to cost the owner too much money.
The man remains in custody however it's reported he won't be for much longer for the minor offence.
Mr Chen was hoping that his partner was going to be so disappointed in the arrest that she would leave him but it's unclear if his wish was granted.