Thief claims a voice told him to steal labor minister’s car

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/20
By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, April 20 (CNA) The man who stole the car of Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen was 201504200042t0001caught hours after it was stolen Monday and said he drove the car away because a voice in his head told him to.

The thief, surnamed Lin, was caught on the Sanying Interchange on National Freeway No. 3 in Sanxia District, New Taipei, around 6 p.m.

Lin stole Chen’s car at 9:10 a.m. from the basement of the building in Taipei that houses the ministry, apartments and a swimming pool, after Chen’s chauffeur left the car unlocked and the car’s key in the glove compartment, according to Lee Chien-chang, head of Yanping Police Station.

Police hunted down the thief through the electronic toll collection system.     [FULL  STORY]

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