New Delhi, Nov 26 : A man from the Xiaguan district in the Sichuan province called up the police 16 times for assistance after his wife locked him in their house to stop him from meeting his mistress.
The police had received the first call at 7:40 pm on November 13, and they came over to his house to see what the problem was.
The man told them at the time that he needed to meet a friend but was stopped by his wife, the China Daily reports.
When the cops came to know the wife's side of the story, they decided that it was a domestic dispute and not a kidnapping and that they were powerless to do anything and left.
But the man did not leave things alone and kept on calling the police, and they came after his 16th call.
However, by the time they got there, the man had already escaped and the police found his wife at home alone weeping.