That man was precisely An Mingxuan.
An Mingxuan and Yun Ting were very similar in their stubborn characters, and their attitude was also very firm and resolute: “This is a civil dispute, which belongs to our police station’s jurisdiction. This senior officer, please don’t exceed your boundaries. If you want to interfere in this matter, please bring an official written permission from a high-level superior. “
In China, the different offices paid special attention to hierarchy and jurisdiction. Although both the military and the police were in charge of the citizen’s safety, each of them performed their respective duties as they should without overstepping. Unless a cooperation was specifically arranged by the superior leaders, they couldn’t willfully interfere in each other’s affairs.
Even if Yun Ting was part of the special forces team, he would also sometimes participate in major cases and provide assistance for counter-terrorism. However, it was only limited to relevant projects that had been discussed beforehand, and he had no right to casually apprehend people on the street.
When Yun Ting’s team rushed to the bathroom to capture the criminal, Sun Xiaomei wisely called over the police.
The current stalemate was because Yun Ting had no qualification to arrest people in the city without proper authorizations, and if the police wanted to arrest people, there also needed evidence from the victims.
“Police comrades, since you can’t find the victim this man is talking about at the moment, I want to take my brother to see a doctor first.” Sun Xiaomei cried bitterly. She continued kneeling in front of An Mingxuan while kowtowing incessantly, to the point that her forehead quickly turned bloody.
In modern society, kneeling wasn’t very appreciated, and kowtowing was even least popular. Everyone had more pride and felt such an action was extremely shameful. Who would willingly kneel and kowtow to others without reasons?
Seeing the current Sun Xiaomei kneeling and kowtowing to the point of bleeding was an extremely rare scene nowadays, so it was no wonder there were more and more onlookers gathering around to watch the show. Moreover, Sun Xiaomei’s acting really attracted a lot of sympathy from the crowd, especially from the old people who always feel bullied by the police, even more so when the victim is such a simple and young naïve rural girl.
“I can testify.” Dressed in Yun Ting’s army coat, Lin Mumu calmly walked into the crowd step by step until she reached the man lying on the ground:
“I was the one attacked in the bathroom a moment ago. I’m a student of Yanda and also a classmate of Sun Xiaomei. It turns out that he’s actually your brother! I don’t know where I offended your brother? Who asked him to pretend to be a female cleaner and attempt to assassinate me in the female bathrooms? I was also gravely injured just now, and merely went away for a while to get my wound dressed, the doctor even said that my arm might become useless in the future!”
Acting pitiful? Who couldn’t do it?
Lin Mumu bitterly talked about her experience while opening the coat and revealing her bandaged left arm. The layer of gauze was so thick the flesh was barely visible, and there were even some dried blood stains on her clothes and bandages.
At first glance, it looked like a freshly bandaged bleeding arm. In reality, the blood stains merely stained her clothes and gauze while she was helping Yun Ting clumsily bandage his hand. But now, she could successfully use it to gather pitiful stares and empathy.
After all, China was still a country that attached great importance to public opinion. If Sun Xiaomei continued to pretend to be pitiful and Yun Ting ruthlessly took people away without justifying himself, he would inevitably encounter some problems later. And as if the situation wasn’t bad enough, An Mingxuan just had to butt in and make it worse.
The first thing he did wasn’t to arrest the criminal, but actual stand up against Yun Ting to fight over jurisdiction. Neither side relented and neither let the other take the person away, which eventually led to Sun Xiaomei having enough time to play her little drama of bitterness and act pitiful.
Now, the situation evolved to the point it became awkward for the both sides. Not to arrest the convict? Impossible! But because of the continuous chattering of that Sun Xiaomei, arresting him forcibly would also lead to another problem all together.
Originally, An Mingxuan also asked Yun Ting if he could call back the injured person, but Yun Ting strongly opposed it.
Now that Lin Mumu came back by herself, she immediately pretended to be pitiful by acting vulnerable along her little group of fellow female students, and simply muddled through the waters according to Sun Xiaomei’s speech.
Suddenly, Lin Mumu rushed to Sun Xiaomei and yelled: “Sun Xiaomei, it’s An Xiaoqin who went to the hotel to catch you in the act, not me! We mercifully decide not to publicize your affair in school, yet, why did you ask someone to assassinate me?!”