n Wednesday morning, a middle-aged man was caught stealing electric scooters in the Henan capital of Zhengzhou. In order to evade punishment, he tried out an unconventional technique.
Cornered by officers, the man squatted down underneath a tree, took out a small medicine bottle, urinated in the bottle, and then drank his own urine. He repeated this process two more times as confused officers muddled around and curious passersby watched in revulsion.
Afterward, security said that bizarre behavior was just for show, identifying the man as a 52-year-old repeat criminal surnamed Liao who is known for stealing scooters. Authorities believe that Liao was trying to make himself appear mentally unstable in order to escape punishment for his crimes. Apparently, it didn’t work, but hey, it was a worth a try.
After all, even if it didn’t help him avoid jail, perhaps the urine-tasting provided him with some ancillary benefits. There is a sizable group of people in China who practice “urine therapy,” believing that drinking your own piss can help cure whatever may ail you.
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