Chinese Girl Found After Being Missing For 10 Years, Claims To Have Been Playing Games All This Time
Internet cafes are pretty common in a lot of Asian countries, especially for gaming, where high speed internet is not a common household service yet. But what’s the longest anyone has ever spent in one such café playing games? Probably a couple of hours at a stretch, however one Chinese woman took things a bit too far and allegedly spent 10 years playing games in cafés.
According to recent reports, a Chinese girl from the province of Zhejiang by the name of Xiao Yun, went missing when she was just 14 years old after a fight with her parents and no one heard from her ever since. Until now of course when she was found by police officers in an internet café and had supposedly been living in various such places over the past decade.
Xiao Yun might have gone unnoticed for probably even another decade had it not been for a routine police inspection of the café in which she showed a fake ID and was then brought in for questioning, during which the police found out about her activity over the last 10 years.
As fan of the multiplayer first-person shooter game CrossFire, she spent her days playing the game and slept mostly in cafes and bath houses. For cash and good, she usually relied on other patrons for handouts or working as a cashier in some cafes.
After being fined 1,000 Yuan, she was ultimately reunited with her mother whom the police contacted through the old phone number which she had kept active for the past 10 years just in case the daughter would someday call.