Woman fined for delaying Shanghai Metro operation for 9 minutes

A woman was fined 200 yuan (US$31) for obstructing the operation of Metro Line 2 in Shanghai for a full nine minutes.

A woman was fined 200 yuan (US$31) for obstructing the operation of Metro Line 2 in Shanghai, local authorities said on Thursday.

The incident happened at Guanglan Road Station at 6:50pm on May 21, Shanghai subway police said in a statement on Weibo.

According to the post, a 31-year-old woman, surnamed Deng, tried to stop a subway train from leaving by blocking its door with her hands as she claimed her mobile phone had been stolen.

Staff on scene tried to have the woman move out of the doors but she refused to cooperate and kept shouting out that she was a "victim." In the end she halted operation of the Metro line for nine minutes.

A video of the incident has been circulated online, sparking fury among Chinese netizens who criticized the woman's selfishness and disrespect for the rules.

Deng has been fined 200 yuan for disrupting public order while subway police were dealing with her report about the stolen phone.


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