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Man steals cash from hospital after falsely believing that he was invisible

By Mason White 6:32 PM September 16, 2015
The suspect climbs onto counter 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of armed robbery after allegedly stealing cash from a hospital drawer, police in China said.

Jiangsu police said that they arrested the 50-year-old man, who was not identified, after telling people he was invisible and stealing cash from the hospital.

According to the police investigation, the suspect came to the hospital to see a doctor, but then he got the impression that no one could see him.

The suspect jumped onto a counter in the outpatient department and searched for the cash. The cashiers watched in shock as the suspect opened the drawers and ignored orders to back off.

The suspect managed to steal around 10,000 yuan ($1,500). As he tried to leave the hospital, he noticed that the door was locked.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, arrested him and seized the stolen money. The man confessed to the crime, explaining that he believed he was invisible.

The suspect has a history of drug use. He was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.