What happens when you’re a pickpocket and you get caught? Other than the loss of face, you’re liable to get the snot kicked out of you.
In Sanya, Hainan province recently, that’s not what happened. A thief reportedly tried to filch a bag, only to be surrounded and seized by a group of foreigners. But after a brief tussle, a Chinese man comes out of the pack with what looks like a satchel, then hightails it while everyone stands around, kind of confused.
No one has really explained what happened. One Weibo user, however, made a passionate, overwrought defense of Sanya in his post, calling it the “cleanest, most worthwhile, pride-inspiring piece of land,” whose reputation deserves better than such Internet smearing. Myself, I think Sanya’s overcrowded. You?