Man Gets Himself Arrested To Avoid Marrying His Girlfriend


| LAST UPDATE 06/30/2021

By Molly Houghton
Asia Wire

Marriage can be a rather frightening period in a person's life and getting cold feet is pretty normal. However, if you find yourself in a panic at the thought of a lifetime commitment, just be sure you don't over-exaggerate like one guy in China did.

Mr. Chen was feeling a little bit trapped by his girlfriend who wanted to get married. So, in order to avoid living with a ball and chain, Chen swapped it in for well... a different type of ball and chain, when he got himself arrested to avoid becoming a groom.

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He figured that his girlfriend wouldn't be too keen to marry him if she knew he was a convicted felon. No, he didn't kill anybody, but he did steal a Bluetooth speaker from a dance studio on Huashan Road in Shanghai. The speaker is worth about  £220 ($287). The police caught him and apprehended him immediately.

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He told authorities at Xinhua Road Police Station: "My girlfriend wants to marry me, but I don't want to marry her. I knew I would be caught. I actually wanted to walk away, but I was angry. My girlfriend wants to get married, but I don't want to. I knew you would find me, though I didn't think it would be so fast."

Spoken like a true man in love.

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He then told the police that he purposefully took the speaker because he knew it was something that wouldn't be too much of a loss to the owner but it was enough to get him arrested. Talk about a win-win situation! Mr. Chen is still in custody but it is unconfirmed as to whether his wish was granted or not.

Someone probably should've told him that girls are usually suckers for a bad boy...