Man suffers electric shock after climbing onto train roof

A 26-year-old man suffered burn injuries to his lower body, after he clambered onto the roof of a train and came into contact with overhead power lines at Wuri Station in Taichung City, yesterday, February 3. A train conductor was called to one of the train carriages shortly before the incident at around 1:15 pm, after receiving a complaint that a man was harassing passengers on the local commuter train. The offending passenger, named Wu, alighted from the train after

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Man gets stuck after putting arm in claw machine

A man in Tainan city was stuck in an awkward position after putting his arm into a claw machine, in an attempt to grab a stuffed toy that fell into the hatch, but didn’t make it all the way down, Sunday evening. The man, named Du, successfully clipped a large, stuffed, Snoopy doll, and managed to maneuver it into the top of the hatch, but it failed to fall all the way into the retrieval bay. Mr Du called the

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Pro China-unification leader falls into his own coffin in protest cock-up

The leader of the extremist minority party – the China Unification Promotion Party (CUPP) – became a laughingstock when a protest stunt backfired and he fell into a coffin today, Tuesday, February 26. Chang An-lo, also known as “the White Wolf,” took umbrage at comments made by Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌)  the other day, after Su said that he would fight against China with just a broom, if that was all that was left. “You would pay a price if

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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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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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Man Attempts Suicide by Bus

A man in Banciao District of New Taipei City yesterday ran and leapt into the path of a bus in an apparent suicide attempt. The 920 line bus was traveling in the inside lane of Wenhua Road en route from Linkou to Banciao when the 55 year-old man named Wu walked into the outside lane, then suddenly ran towards the bus and leapt at the windscreen. The bus driver slammed on the brakes, causing passengers to scream and fall over.

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Man in Coma After Jumping Out of Moving Car

A man jumped out of a moving vehicle in Hsinchu County yesterday, resulting in a severe head injury and inter-cranial bleeding. The 38 year-old man named Chen, jumped out of the backseat after having a fight with his girlfriend, who was driving. Ms Gao, also 38, kept driving after Chen jumped, and has been charged by police for leaving the scene of an accident. Gao, who was distraught when told of the seriousness of Chen’s injuries, told police she thought

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Dog Groomed in Convenience Store Dining Area

Pictures of a couple grooming a dog on a convenience store dining table sparked outrage among Taiwanese netizens after they were uploaded to social media. The pictures appeared on a popular breaking news Facebook page. Although the location of the store was unspecified, it could be clearly seen that the incident occurred in a Taiwan 7-11 store. The pictures showed dog hair strewn over the table and on the floor. The pair seem oblivious to customers eating nearby.

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