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Taipei cops stumble upon woman wanted by 5 prosecutors

Officers approached ‘suspicious’ woman on street, asked to see ID

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Taipei cops stumble upon woman wanted by 5 prosecutors

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taipei cops on Sunday (Sept. 19) demanded to see the identification of an “emaciated” woman who was acting “suspiciously,” and she turned out to be wanted by five district prosecutors.

Three Wanhua Precinct officers — Wang Yen-zun (王彥尊), Chang Jing-yi (張景義), and Chen Run-xiao (陳潤孝) — were patrolling at around noon on Sunday when they eyed the woman at the intersection of Xining South Road and Hankou Street, CNA reported. They stopped her and asked for identification.

The woman gave the cops someone else’s ID number, but when they looked it up, they found she did not look like that person. After being persuaded by the officers, she revealed her true identity — a 38-year-old surnamed Su (蘇).

Police were amazed to find Su was wanted by the prosecutors in Shilin, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Tainan, and Pingtung for the alleged offenses of fraudulence and embezzlement.

In addition, when they searched her bag, the officers found amphetamine paraphernalia. Su was arrested and taken in for further interrogation.