Road running prize poached

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(Photo courtesy of Jhunan Sports Association)

(Photo courtesy of Jhunan Sports Association)

Taipei, Sept. 10 (CNA) The prize of a 32-inch television belonging to a young girl who won the prize by a raffle ticket after a road running event organized by the Jhunan Township Office was poached by a woman on Saturday.

The woman simply walked on stage to accept the prize pretending to be the prize winner.

The Jhunan Sports Association event's organizer Liang Hui-ming (梁輝明) said that the winner of the prize was a young girl by the surname Huang (黃).

He added that after participants informed the event staff the woman was not the prize winner, the organizers realized that the prize was taken by a wrong person.

Event organizers tried to contact the woman but to no avail, as she left a fake phone number.

Liang said that the television prize was donated by Jhunan township chief and the middle-aged woman's behavior has amounted to thievery and has been reported to the police.

The road running event which attracted up to 2,000 participants was held at Lungfeng Fishing Port, Jhunan, allowed runners to take part in the raffle upon completion of the run.

(By Lu Kang-chun and William Yen)

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