Armed robber in Korea gives himself up after victim reads from the Bible

September 20th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Sept 20 (ANI): An armed robber in Korea gave himself up after his alleged victim, a Christian, convinced him of the error of his ways by reading from the Bible.

Ling Cho reportedly walked into the English language institute in south-eastern Ulsan Jungbu, South Korea, when the religious teacher was alone, threatening her with a knife and demanding money.

The teacher instead asked him why he was robbing her and listened as he explained how he fell into a life of crime, getting divorced last year and struggling with financial problems since, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The teacher then read to him from the Bible, and Cho apologised for trying to rob her, after which she gave him an MP3 player filled with gospel tunes, before he left.

But he returned 20 minutes later, in tears, and asked the teacher to report him to the police.

When she refused to turn him in, Cho called the authorities himself and demanded to be arrested.

He now faces a maximum five years in jail for attempted robbery. (ANI)

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