Finnish man placed in shelter after using up money in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/21
By: C.P. Liu and Flor Wang

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) A Finnish man has been placed by police in a shelter in

Photo courtesy of Taipei Police

Photo courtesy of Taipei Police

Taipei’s Wenshan District after he was found sleeping at a bus station in Neihu.

The 40-year-old man from Finland was taken in late Saturday by police who acted on a tipoff reporting that a suspicious foreign national was sleeping in cold conditions at a bus station on Zhishan Road Section 3 in Neihu District.

The man told police that he arrived in Taiwan for tourism on Jan. 26 and was scheduled to fly back to Finland on March. 30. But he said he had used up his money and was wandering the streets.

After being taken back to the Xishan Police Station, the penniless and hungry Finnish man took a shower and was treated to a bowl of warm instant noodles.     [FULL  STORY]

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