Police searching a vehicle belonging to a man suspected of using a gun to intimidate debt collectors in Taipei City, Friday, found a pistol and ammunition hidden in a box disguised as a bible.
Police were responding to a report October 22, after a man walked into an “asset management” company on Minquan East Road, Taipei City, brandishing a handgun at around 1:00 pm.
The man, named Hsu, expressed dissatisfaction at the asset management company’s attempts to collect a debt that he owed.
According to the investigation, Hsu owed money to a company abroad, and unable to collect, the foreign company had sold the debt to the Taipei City based asset management company.
Police accessed security monitors and identified the suspect’s vehicle. At around 4:00 pm the same day, officers tracked the red Mercedes Benz, and Mr Hsu to a location on Jilin Road.
Police arrested Hsu, who was uncooperative, and had to be dragged out of his car. A search of the vehicle turned up a gun, four bullets, and 0.3 grams of amphetamines hidden in a box resembling the Holy Bible in the trunk.
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