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#1 Hum


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:54

And now, from Taiwan, a cautionary tale with the following lesson: Don’t wear T-shirts with writing that you can’t understand.

A fugitive in the town of Huwei, in the southern country of Yunlin, learned that the hard way when he was arrested earlier this month while wearing a shirt bearing the word “Wanted," a police spokesperson told the French news agency AFP.

The criminal, identified in reports by only his surname Wu, didn’t know any English, and had no clue what his shirt, a gift from his son, meant.

But as it turned out, a patrolling police officer did; he’d passed a proficiency test and was curious about the word on the tee.

That exchange led to Wu inspiring more questions—no doubt he appeared nervous—and to the cop checking his status on his police system. Which led to Wu being hauled in on drug charges.

End of lesson. Capiche?


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:57

Hahaha, make me "lol" :D

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:23

Moral of the story....if you are wanted and you see a cop, go quickly in the other direction, not just once but every time.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 17:37

^ Maybe the guy was too dumb to know he was wanted.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 17:55

LOL the guy should of realized what the shirt said

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 17:56

Yeah, if someone gave me a shirt with a word on it in a language I didn't understand, the first thing I'd do is look it up and make sure it wasn't something bad. Could have been a lot worse than "wanted", even :laugh:

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 18:34

i think the best part of the story for this one is that fact that his kid gave him the shirt lol.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 22:17

It kind of makes me think of people, largely women, who get tattoos of Japanese or Chinese characters on themselves and tell me it mean peace or love or strength something. I always ask "How do you know? It might say "trashy white tramp" or "me love you long time"".