This murder suspect wanted for killing his neighbour has been caught after cycling 500 kilometres across to China on a second-hand bike to avoid the cops.
The suspect, identified in reports by his surname Jia, was arrested in the city of Jingmen in China’s Hubei province on suspicion of having killed his neighbour some 500 kilometres (310 miles) away in the province of Henan in February 2018.
Local media report police officer Feng Lin spotted Jia, 49, cycling through the streets in the early hours of the morning with luggage and decided to stop him to ask for his ID.
Jia reportedly told cops he had recently divorced his wife and was cycling around the country as he was upset.
Lin and his colleagues then called the police control centre to check Jia’s identity and found he was the suspect in a murder case in Henan province.
Jia was taken into a police station and reportedly confessed to having murdered his neighbour, surnamed Jiang, in Henan to officers.
Local media report he had broken into his neighbour’s house after an argument and killed Jiang before fleeing.
Jia was placed on a wanted list but he managed to avoid arrest by cycling around 500 kilometres on a second-hand bike he bought for just 30 CNY (3.38 GBP).
Reports state the suspected killer survived on steamed buns and slept rough in the countryside during his 15-month trip.
He is said to have cycled through the provinces of Henan, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Hunan and Guangxi before his arrest in Hubei.