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Man in China takes chained bicycle by felling healthy camphor tree

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 August, 2016, 11:28am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 August, 2016, 11:54am

A man removed a bicycle chained to a camphor tree by felling the tree valued at more than 1,000 yuan (HK$1,170), in Changsha, Hunan province, the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald reported.

A sanitation man discovered the felled tree and noticed that the bicycle was missing last Saturday and called the police.

According to CCTV footage of the scene, a man in a white T-shirt pulled up on a motorcycle with a handsaw.

It took him in less than 20 minutes to cut down the tree.

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He then loaded the bicycle onto the back of the motorcycle and left.

The report said a new tree had been substituted in the same place by the local property management company.

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An officer from the Changsha Administrative Enforcement Bureau was quoted as saying that the fallen tree was five years old and valued at 1,000 yuan to 2,000 yuan, It was unclear whether the man was stealing the bicycle, he said.