According to a report by The Straits Times, a 24-year-old woman who was presumed dead has been found. Alive. In a cyber cafe.
Known as Xiao Yun, the woman went missing 10 years ago. She left her home in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang after a quarrel with her parents. Apparently, she has been spending the last decade living and playing games in cyber cafes.
Presumed dead by her family, she was finally found by police officers on 20th November after a routine check on an Internet cafe in the wee hours of the morning. Xiao Yun, who was carrying a fake identity card, was taken to a local police station for questioning.
A fan of the multiplayer first-person shooter game CrossFire, she spent her days playing the game and slept mostly in cafes and bath houses. She relied mostly on handouts from fellow cafe patrons and occasionally worked as a cashier at some cafes to earn additional income.
She told the police that she had been brought up by her grandparents.
The police fined her 1,000 yuan (RM670) and after initial resistance from her, contacted her parents so they could be reunited with their long-lost daughter. Her mother told the Qianjiang Evening News that she had not changed her phone number since Xiao Yun left home, in the hope that she would contact her.
“I have a stubborn personality and a short temper, so I used to scold her. But it’s been 10 years and now she’s an adult. I will never scold her again,” she said.
Welp, as they all say, “GG.”