China's most "beautiful criminal" has reportedly been nabbed. According to reports online, Qingchen JingJing, 19, turned herself in at 9.30am on Wedne
China’s most “beautiful criminal” has reportedly been nabbed. According to reports online, Qingchen JingJing, 19, turned herself in at 9.30am on Wednesday (Nov 28), 12 days after the warrant for her arrest was first posted on Weibo.
A female suspect on the run from police in China has been garnering attention online for another reason — her criminally good looks.
Mianyang police in Sichuan province posted a mugshot of the woman online on Friday (Nov 16), but it was her startling good looks which got netizens talking.
The woman, identified as Qingchen Jingjing, is wanted by police for a series of scams conducted in bars and tea-houses.
The 19-year-old is believed to be part of a seven-member gang that targeted drunk patrons.
According to recent media reports, three members of the gang have surrendered but Qingchen is still on the run.
After her mugshot went viral, more information was dug up on Qingchen.
A former schoolmate of hers told Beijing News that she was a “class beauty” who was popular with boys. Another senior described her as being cheerful and friendly, although she also struggled academically.
Perhaps aware that her mugshot has gone viral for reasons unintended, Mianyang police posted a message on Weibo on Nov 25: “Having good looks is not your fault, but using your good looks to break the law is.”
【高颜值女嫌犯走红警察手机被打爆 有2名嫌疑人自首】日前，四川绵阳市公安局发布的一则关于检举“酒托”诈骗犯罪团伙的通告在网络热传，通缉令中一名叫“卿晨璟靓”的女嫌疑人因“高颜值”引发热议，有网友感慨“卿本佳人，奈何做贼”。对于热议，涪城公安提醒“无论颜值如何，都不能成为逃避法律惩罚的借口”。 pic.twitter.com/wzRh4pTlmO
— China Police (@cnpoliceofficer) November 25, 2018
Another separate notice online posted by authorities reminded the public that “beauty can’t be used as an excuse to escape the law”.
It is clear, however, that some Weibo users have a soft spot for Qingchen, with many expressing disbelief that someone as pretty as her would resort to crime.
Said one user: “She can cheat me anytime.”
“With this face, she could easily find a job without committing crime,” another top-rated comment stated.
A post on Weibo also wondered if Qingchen could be “the most beautiful suspect in the category of most wanted female criminals”.
But evidently, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as not everyone felt the same way about her looks.