Taiwan police take pity on thief , buy him a new bike

The man, surnamed Huang, stole the bicycle from a high school near his home in Chiayi city in central Taiwan to save his daughter from her daily five-kilometre walk to the closest bus stop on the way to her vocational school, the China Times reported yesterday.

Huang had told his daughter he bought the bicycle second-hand, but after it was recognised by its former owner both father and daughter were taken in by the police.
Once police officers heard about the desperate conditions that the Huang family was living in -- with no access to water or electricity -- they had a collection and bought a new bike for the girl.

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