A drunk Shenzhen man cooked up a rather interesting way to find his missing spouse: call the police and claim he murdered her, according to Shenzhen Evening News.
On August 16 around 1pm, the Kengzi Pingshan Public Security Bureau police station received a call from a man saying he had argued with his wife before dismembering her.
The man, identified as a Mr. Huang, was found at a construction site in Shatian in the Xialiao neighborhood eating dinner and reeking of booze.
“After we got married, I always treated my wife very well,” Huang is quoted as saying. “Three years ago she took the marriage certificate and left suddenly, I don’t know why… This time, I really didn’t know what to do. I got drunk and made a false report to the police, hoping to make her return.”
Huang is being held for 10 days of administrative detention and will be fined RMB200 for disturbing public order.