A Chinese man drew the wrath of many after it was reported that he made his 60-year old mother sit in his car trunk so that his son can relax in the backseat.
According to local reports, police stopped a car driving from Jiangxi to Hubei province for a routine inspection. They saw Mr Liu behind the wheel, his wife beside him, and their son sprawled out in the backseat. To their surprise, they then saw the elderly woman confined in the trunk of the car.
Police asked Liu’s mother to get out of the trunk and wanted to fine him, but in order to save him, she told cops that she wasn’t uncomfortable in the trunk. Liu had earlier told police that he asked his mother to sit in the trunk so that his son could rest properly.
Liu’s actions immensely angered Chinese citizens after photos of the woman sitting in the car trunk showed up on social media. It didn’t help matters when it was later revealed that his mother spent her entire life savings to buy him that car.