Wu Weichun was detained by Henan police for three days because he was found carrying a fruit knife on the street.

Fruit knife detention pierces concepts of freedom

The Henan Business Daily reported on Thursday that the man was taken to a police station by an undercover officer after getting off a bus with his friend. The sharp-eyed policeman noticed the man had a small folding knife attached to his keychain. The officer informed him that it was illegal to carry such a knife in public, and by law the man was detained for three days.