Photos on social media show a rat tied up and ‘shamed’ in China, after it stole rice from a shop.
The photos were posted to Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, and apparently come from Heyuan City, in the country’s Guangdong Province, according to the Daily Mail.
The rat was tied up by its hands and feet, with a note stuck onto its body, written by staff at the store, explaining its apparent crime.
The post, by user jiu lian shan she zhang, said:
A friend of mine found a small rat in the warehouse f a convenience store. After [it] was arrested, it was shamed by a poster. Poor rat!
In one picture, the rat had a note reading:
Huh, is this the best you could do? Even if you beat me to death, I would not admit that the rice at your home had been stolen by me
A second note, which looked to have been attached later on, said ‘I dare not do it again,’ according to the Mail.