Manhunt Launched for Sunbathing Foreigners

Police in Changhua County failed to apprehend two foreigners who were spotted sunbathing on a traffic separator outside the Changhua County Art Museum today. At around 4:00pm, two men of Caucasian appearance were spotted sitting topless on a blanket on a painted traffic divider at the intersection of Gongyuan Road and Dongmin Street. Enthusiastic citizens took photographs of the pair and uploaded them to the Facebook Group “Changhua People’s Affairs,” urging drivers to take care when passing through the vicinity.

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Taipei 101 Observation Deck Temporarily Closed after Men Climb over Barrier

Taipei 101 managers have closed the outdoor observation deck of the 509 meter-high building after 2 men breached security, tied ropes to the barrier, and climbed over the top of the railings. One man was pulled back by security officers, while another made it down from the 91st floor to the 90th floor. Shortly after 9:00pm last night two 19 year-old men entered the observation deck, went to the east side, and tied ropes to the 3 meter high safety

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Toddler Rescued after Crawling into Claw Machine

Firefighters in Taichung City broke the glass of a claw machine this afternoon, after a three year-old boy climbed into the machine and became trapped. Emergency services received a call from the boy’s distressed mother at 1:07pm. The woman told dispatchers that her son had crawled into the machine when she wasn’t paying attention. A firetruck, one ambulance, and 8 personnel were dispatched to scene. Firefighters tried to contact the machine’s owner, then contacted a locksmith in the neighborhood. The

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Foreign (dare) Devils take Selfies on Roof of High-Rise Building

Readers reportedly felt their scalps tingle, and broke out in a cold sweat, after pictures and video of three people sitting around on the roof of a 16-floor building in Xinyi District, Taipei City, were released on social media, yesterday, June 1. On the evening of May 31, residents of nearby building spotted three people atop the Shin Kong Manhattan Building. As well as recording the incident, the concerned citizens called the police. One man sat on the edge of

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Military Explosives Team Identifies Grenade on Sidewalk as Fake

A military explosives team was called to Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City, this morning, after a grenade was spotted on the sidewalk outside an electrical appliance store. Police blockaded the area and called the military after receiving a report about the grenade at around 8:00 am. After inspecting the object, the military ordnance team identified it as a non-lethal model grenade, possibly designed as a movie prop.

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Man Flies into Rage over Fish Soup and uses Car as Weapon of Mass Destruction

A man in Tainan flew into a rage and drove his car into a roadside restaurant after the proprietor ignored his requests for another bowl of fish soup. While reversing out of the shop, he knocked over a scooter rider. At around 8:00 am yesterday, Mr Shen had just enjoyed a breakfast of milk fish porridge, and asked for a top up of fish soup. After the owner of the shop either ignored his request, or didn’t hear it the

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Drunk American Arrested After Harassing People in the Street

An American man was arrested in Taipei City yesterday afternoon, January 4, after he harassed one man and four women near a Zhongshan MRT Station exit in an alley off Chang’an West Road. Police allege he sexually harassed women and groped their buttocks and chests. At around 3:00 pm, an obviously drunk Caucasian male was reported to be aggressively harassing passers by. Some women alleged the man groped their buttocks and breasts, and at least one reported being bear-hugged. Video

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Drunk Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel After Sideswiping Car

A driver in downtown Taichung City was so drunk that he didn’t realize he’d sideswiped a parked car. Around one minute later he stopped at a red light and fell asleep. Police officers from Dadun station were on patrol at around 3:00am, when they saw a yellow Chevrolet Camaro idling at an intersection as the traffic lights turned from red to green, then red again. The officers approached the car and woke the driver up. A roadside breath test on

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NT$200,000 Cash Thrown Out with the Trash

A man in Chiayi County was lucky enough to recover a bundle of cash that he accidentally threw out with the trash. Chiayi County Environmental Protection Bureau director Yan Xuming (顏旭明) told CNA today, November 28, that a resident of Taibao City had inadvertently thrown out NT$200,000 (US$6,675) on November 24. Fortunately the man was able to contact the EPB in time to prevent the cash being incinerated. The EPB contacted the trash truck driver before he reached the incinerator.

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Angry Girlfriend Ditches Boyfriend’s Car

After officers accessed surveillance monitor footage today, they discovered that a woman had apparently deliberately driven a BMW into a drainage channel in Taipei City. Police received a report early this morning that a car had fallen into the stream in Nangang District. Nobody was found in or around the car. Police tracked down the owner, a man named Lin. Lin told them that he must have forgotten to apply the handbrake, causing the car to roll from the perfectly

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Iranian Man Attacks Cops

An Iranian man referred to in Chinese language news reports as “Wahid” attacked police officers standing guard at an intersection of Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei City this morning. Two officers required hospital treatment after the attack. Shortly after 11:00am the police officers were standing in the pouring rain at the intersection of Gongyuan Road and Ketagalan Boulevard when the Iranian suddenly approached and started swinging punches. Liberty Times Network reported that the man is about 30 years old and is

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