Seems every Sunday I watch the news and there’s another foreigner in the cop shop.
Today’s had one, and his Chinese was pretty good too, trying to reason with the police. He apparently got into a fight with some Taiwanese, half pissed I’m guessing as it WAS Sat night, and the Taiwanese bolted when the cops came. What’s new? Anyway the laowai stayed to sort the mess out.
Next thing the footage shows is the laowai being HANDCUFFED. He kept asking them “weishema wo zhe yang”, and the cops just kept ignoring him and just continued filming him with their video camera. He was obviously becoming increasingly annoyed and frusted.
Anyway, I don’t get in town much, so the only trouble I usually get into is for either being online too long or hogging the remote control . If a foreigner was to get into a situation like this, and it being Sat night, or another inconvenient time, who should he call in order to prevent a night in the lockup, and an argument when he got home.