Friday, June 09, 2006

Outrageous!

The area around the main shopping street in Hangzhou often has a few people hanging around trying to shift stolen laptops. In fact, JP and I were once outside a job fair handing out leaflets to passers-by, standing next to two people handing out free job-advert newspapers only to realise that a 5th person had joined our little line up and that he was trying to sell a stolen laptop!

Yesterday, on the local investigative journalism show 1818 a guy contacted the show to say that he'd bought a computer and that the guy who sold it to him told him that it was 'his bosses' brand new top-of-the-line laptop that he'd stolen'. He was ringing to show to complain that the computer wasn't very good at all and that the thief was guilty of misrepresentation!

Between the show, the complainant and the police worked together and managed to nab the guy who'd missold the stolen computer.

This is one of the most outrageous things I've ever heard - you would think the recipient would be charged with something like handling stolen goods as he knew perfectly well that the laptop was stolen, but no! As the title says, Outrageous!

3 comments:

HistoryElephant said...

I was so outraged that I wrote a strongly worded letter to my elected representative...

JP said...

There aren't words

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