A Chinese shopowner caught a rat stealing rice from his shop. To teach the rat a lesson he tied it up with a note (in Chinese) hung around the rodent's body stating: 'I am only capable of so much. Even if you beat me to death, I will never admit that I stole your rice.' But in the next photo there was another note, assuming the rat had gone through a physical torture, stating:'I swear I'll never do it again.'
It is unknown if the rodent survived the humiliation.