China is famous for its ruthless public shaming on burglars, and the latest victim was apparently a rat.
Pictures spotted on Weibo, a Chinese micro-blogging platform, showed the rodent being tied up to what seemed to be a trolley.
A piece of paper attached to the animal’s body explained that it had been caught stealing rice at a convenient store.
Shame on you: A convenient store owner in China has allegedly punished a rat for stealing rice
‘I dare not do it again!’ The owner tied the rodent to a trolley and put notes on it in Heyuan city, according to a social media account
Two pictures were posted yesterday by a Weibo user with the screen name ‘jiu lian shan she zhang’.
The post said: ‘A friend of mine found a small rat in the warehouse of a convenient store.’
It carried on saying: ‘After [it] was arrested, it was shamed by a poster. Poor rat! How could it spend the Lunar New Year?’
The uploader indicated that the two pictures had been taken at the Lianping County of Heyuan city in southern China’s Guangdong Province.
The post, which was up yesterday, claimed the pictures had been taken in Guangdong, China
In the first picture, a post-it note was attached to the rat. The note was written as if the rat had been complaining to the man who had caught it and shamed it.
The note read: ‘Huh, is this the best you could do? Even if you beat me to death, I would not admit that the rice at your home had been stolen by me.’
In the second picture, the rat had a different post-it note attached to its body, which read: ‘I dare not do it again!’
A person can be seen taking a picture of the rat and the note.
The trolley is believed to be transporting bin liners, as the characters on the boxes it was carrying showed.
The uploader has called for attention from the Shenzhen Traffic Police through his post.
In response to the pictures, the Shenzhen Traffic Police posted three smiling face emojis on its official account on Weibo yesterday.
In January, 2016, a man and woman from China filmed themselves tying up a defenseless mouse and ‘interrogating it’ for allegedly stealing bananas.
Credits : Daily Mail