Taichung night club facing charges of public obscenity, now being investigated for animal cruelty to alpaca

A newly-opened nightclub in Taichung City faced two run-ins with the law in the last week after dancers simulated a sex act on stage, on one occasion, and an Alpaca was brought into the club on another. The night club was investigated by police after a dance performance on January 10 saw two female dancers, wearing skin-tight, skin-colored tights, sitting on top of a male dancer and gyrating their hips in a simulated sex act. A member of the audience

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Cops pull man back from the brink of death in New Taipei City

Police officers in New Taipei City succeeded in stopping a man who attempted suicide by jumping of a bridge in Banciao District, yesterday, January 5. Police officers from Daguan Police Station, and firefighters responded to reports of a man behaving erratically on Fuzhou Bridge at around 12:00 pm. The emergency responders found a 32-year-old man named Huang, drunk, depressed, and intent on jumping from the bridge into the Dahan River. The police officers attempted to dissuade Huang, but eventually had

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Man with “Keep Calm and Smoke Weed” poster on front door busted growing marijuana

A man arrested after police raided his apartment and found 18 marijuana plants, said that he had decided to grow his own marijuana because it had become so expensive during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to police statements at a press conference today, December 31, police were tipped off on December 23 that a 35-year-old man named Huang was trafficking in marijuana. After several days of investigation, police raided Huang’s residence in Sanchong District, and found 18 live cannabis plants, a

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Boulder flattens car and crashes into house in New Taipei City

A man was treated for bruising and fractured ribs after a boulder landed on his car then crashed into his house in Ruifang District, New Taipei City this evening, December 21. Mr Hsu, the owner of the car, and sheet-metal house, was indoors when the boulder suddenly fell from a slope above the property at around 7:00 pm. Fire Bureau paramedics gave Hsu first aid at the scene before sending him to Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Heavy rain and

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Police officers help family after father of 5 sent to prison

Police officers who went to a man’s home after he failed to turn up to serve a prison sentence found a family struggling to survive, and decided to pitch in with blankets and food. When the District Prosecutor asked the man, Mr Wen, why he hadn’t turned up to serve his sentence, Wen replied that he had five children and a wife to look after. The family depended on a welfare subsidy of a little over NT$10,000 per month, and

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Man receives 22 fines after dropping 22 cigarette butts in 100-minute smoking binge

A man in Kaohsiung City plans to lodge an appeal after receiving 22 fines in the mail, all at once, for dropping 22 cigarette butts in a period of less than two hours. Mr Zeng said that he was in a bad mood on the evening of September 28, when he sat in the driver’s seat of his car, and chain smoked 22 cigarettes between 11:00 pm and 12:40 am. Zeng dropped each cigarette butt onto the road, unaware that

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Elderly woman loses two bundles of cash: both turned in to police by separate finders

Police in Kaohsiung City took just three hours to find the owner of two bundles of cash handed in by separate finders on November 11, Apple Daily, and ET Today reported today. According to the reports, an 82-year-old woman named Hsu, withdrew NT$20,000 from a post office in Daliao District on Wednesday, and stuffed the money into one of her pockets. While walking home, and unbeknownst to Ms Hsu, a portion of the cash fell out of her pocket at

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President Tsai apologizes to victim’s family, people of Malaysia after student abducted, murdered in Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen today apologized to the family of a Malaysian student who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Tainan City, October 28, and extended apologies to the country and people of Malaysia, adding that the incident did great harm to Taiwan’s international image. The 24-year-old female student surnamed Chung (鍾) was reported missing Thursday, October 29, after failing to return home from the Chang Jung Christian University the previous night. A subsequent police investigation led to the identification of

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Police officer shot in the line of duty dies after 23 years in a vegetative state

A man who was shot in the head while serving as a police officer in 1997 passed away in Chiayi County yesterday, September 18, after surviving for 23 years in a post-coma unresponsive state. Lu Jin-quan (呂進全) was on patrol with colleague Liu Neng-yuan (劉能源) in Banqiao City, Taipei County (now Banqiao District, New Taipei City), on the evening of January 25, 1997, when two wanted men in a stolen taxi purposely rammed from behind the police scooter both officers

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Cops stand guard over drunk man asleep on road in Taichung City

Police officers in Taichung City set up traffic cones and stood guard to protect a man who was so drunk he fell asleep on the road at an intersection in South District. Police were called to the scene shortly before 4:30 am, after a man alighted from a taxi, then promptly fell asleep on the road. Police were unable to rouse the man from his sleep, and fire bureau paramedics were not allowed to take the man for medical treatment

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Bus driver busted sniff-testing migrant workers: refusing service to the overly-perfumed

A bus company in Taichung City will face a fine after one of its drivers was caught refusing service to migrant workers he deemed to be wearing too much “perfume.” The driver of the Taichung No. 97 bus was caught red handed on video stepping off the bus and sniff-testing three migrant workers, before allowing two to board, and rejecting a third, who he had deemed to be wearing an excessive amount of fragrance. The video also shows the bus

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