A Chinese fugitive who has been on the run for 14 years has given himself up to the police after he became emotional and regretful watching a TV drama, a news website reported. The man stole 20,000 yuan (HK$23,000) from a hotel in Taizhou in Jiangsu province where he worked as a security guard in 2002, Sina.com.cn reported. China wants more cooperation with West in fight to track down fugitive corrupt officials He then fled to Guangdong province, leaving his newlywed wife behind. He constantly changed his job and never contacted his family over the years, the report said. The man would watch programmes on Taizhou TV in his home dialect when he missed his family, but was still reluctant to turn himself in to the police. China’s graft-busters release list of 100 wanted fugitives in Operation Sky Net He was deeply moved while watching the TV drama Hao Xiansheng about the emotional lives of a cast of urban characters and which depicted how the hero took good care of a friend’s mother, the article said. The man gave himself in earlier this month and has returned the money to the hotel he stole from.