A man who allegedly robbed a gas station in China of 156 yuan (around $24) has been apparently living in a cave for the last 14 years to escape the authorities.
The man identified as Liu Moufu robbed a gas station in China's Hubei province in 2009 with his brother-in-law and another accomplice. The trio then went their separate ways after splitting up the money.
Authorities soon arrested Liu's two accomplices. Reportedly, after hearing the news Liu started to look for a place to hide from the authorities. He chose a small cave around 10km from his hometown to hide out in.
Liu allegedly survived all these years by hunting and scavenging for food. He also reportedly admitted to stealing vegetables and meat from the town and occasionally meeting up with his family members.
Liu also apparently lived with stray dogs to protect against wild animals.
Although over the years Liu had multiple close calls with the police, he managed to evade them.
On February 12, Liu surrendered himself to the police stating that he wanted to live a normal life with his family. He also reportedly took the police to the cave he had lived in for the last 14 years.
Although his crime was committed over a decade ago because a weapon was used he could still be jailed for a minimum of three years and a maximum of 10 years.