Man says he stole to get rid of boredom

Lin Lin
02-26-2009, 07:27 AM
BEIJING, Feb. 25 -- An elderly man said he tried to steal money, not because he needed it, but he wanted to do something exciting.

Li, 66, from Jiangxi, was caught red-handed trying to steal money for the first time in his life at a train station.

He runs a small business in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, and has saved much money, but he's unmarried. He likes to kill time in the railway station because it's entertaining to watch people.

He was arrested as he tried to steal 700 yuan from a passenger in the station.