The man had attacked a policeman in 1998 and had snatched his revolver. He had been on the run since then and had evaded recognition and arrest by taking up acting in TV as a career. He was successful in his venture to remain in hiding from the law and was a well known character actor the Chinese TV world – he would usually portray the role of a detective or a spy.
He had appeared in over 30 TV dramas – one of these was the very popular ‘Lurk’ in 2009.
However, his luck was short-lived and he has now been arrested. He has confessed to his crime.