Would-Be Robber Gives Money Back But He Is Still Arrested A woman in China was getting money at an ATM when she was confronted by a knife-wielding man. She turned over $400. He then demanded to see her balance. When it showed zero, he gave the $400 back.

Would-Be Robber Gives Money Back But He Is Still Arrested

Would-Be Robber Gives Money Back But He Is Still Arrested

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A woman in China was getting money at an ATM when she was confronted by a knife-wielding man. She turned over $400. He then demanded to see her balance. When it showed zero, he gave the $400 back.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. A woman in southern China got a scare the other day. She was getting money out of an ATM late at night when she was approached by a man wielding a knife. She turned over the roughly $400 she had just gotten out of the machine, and then the guy demanded to look at the balance on her bank account. When he realized that she had zero money left, he apparently just smiled and handed her the money back. So great that he didn't rob her in the end, but police still arrested him for trying. It's MORNING EDITION.

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