Shanghai: Passenger confronts criminal, “Subway Female Knight’s” chivalrous act praised
The woman dubbed “Subway Female Knight” refers to a young woman surnamed Wang who had noticed a woman in purple suspiciously eying people’s bags and purses and decided to use her iPad to film the woman then pickpocketing a mobile phone from another woman boarding the subway train. When Wang confronted the pickpocket, the pickpocket immediately quickly stuff the mobile phone back into the pocket of the victim who had not yet realized what had happened. Wang told the pickpocket to not move and called out to the victim wearing yellow to call the police. Exposed, the pickpocket reacted violently but Wang successfully held her until the police arrived, her head being hit several and her iPad being knocked to the ground in the process. Unfortunately, because the original victim of the pickpocketing had left, the police could not initially file a case.
Wang then posted her experience on her Sina Weibo microblog. By chance, the victim’s cousin saw this and soon the victim, surnamed Xue, contacted the authorities. She even went to Wang’s workplace to personally thank the “female knight” (shown early in the video). Identified by the victim, the pickpocket confessed to her crimes but because she is 7-months pregnant, the police had to release her on bail.
The news anchor ends by saying Miss Wang is deserving of the title of “female knight” for going forth bravely and confronting the crime, but while calling for more people to do such good deeds, he reminds them to be careful of their personal safety.
The above video has been viewed over 730k times within 24 hours of being uploaded, making it one of the day’s most popular videos on popular Chinese video sharing website Youku. It is, however, not the first news report of this story. Below is another news report uploaded 3 days ago, before the victim had come forth.
Shanghai: City resident discovers suspicious person, uses iPad to record pickpocketing theft
In the interview, Miss Wang recounts how the pickpocket, while pushing and shoving her on the station platform, defiantly asked her where did she see her stealing, to which Wang replied, “I filmed it with my iPad!”
Comments from Youku:
And she’s 7-months pregnant… human scum… I bet the child will be no good after it’s born either. Bet it isn’t even her only child too.
Engaging in theft even when pregnant, talk about accumulating virtue for one’s child. Go watch A World Without Thieves!
They’re intentionally using the legal loophole for pregnant women to commit crime.
7-months pregnant and still coming out to steal things, how miserable her life must be. (Of course, theft is definitely wrong…)
大家受精了: (responding to above)
These days, a lot of the people stealing things are pregnant women or carrying little children with them, because the relevant laws have a stipulation for such situations, that public security organs [police] cannot imprison that category of people.
22538285: (also responding to ZMyGod)
There are thieving groups like this that, where the ones committing the crimes are specifically women, and a portion of them are even pregnant. The reason is as you saw, because pregnant women can be released on bail.
Xinjiang people are so shameless! Run them all out of Shanghai!
The baby will also be a criminal.
She can indeed be called a “female knight”. In this society, how many people are willing to think of others a bit more? Willing to help each other? This kind of spirit, I support you [her].
Push her down so she’ll have a miscarriage. That way she can be arrested and taken away [and cannot escape through the pregnancy loophole].
She’s lucky she’s a woman, because if she were a man, I would’ve gone up and KO’d him.
I watched the surveillance recording twice, and really want to scream! The thief deserves to be condemned, but who should be condemned the most is the subway staff, the one waving the flag! Do you only get paid to wave a flag? There’s a thief, a problem in the subway, within your job scope, and happening just beside you, and you fucking don’t do anything? As if you don’t see it? This society already lacks people who with civic spirit. Such a small subway [station], and you’re obviously staff, if you don’t do something, who will?!!!! Don’t say ensuring subway operation is your main responsibility, don’t say you didn’t know what was happening, don’t say this isn’t within the scope of your job. This is just like a public bus driver discovering a pickpocket and opening the door to let the thief go (to avoid more trouble, saying it will delay today’s efficiency), it’s fundamentally no different!
This showing is better than that Nanjing official!!!!!!
What do you think? About the pickpocketing woman being released? About the girl with the iPad confronting her?