Zhou Hongyi. Photo: VCG
After a Chinese internet tycoon took the wrong suitcase off a carousel on Thursday, he didn’t call on a team of minders to help hunt down his own luggage. He took to social media.
Zhou Hongyi, chef executive officer of internet security company Qihoo 360, accidentally took another traveller’s suitcase at New Chitose Airport in northern Japan. Zhou arrived at his hotel and opened the suitcase, only to find the case was packed with women’s clothing.
Zhou then posted about the dilemma on Weibo and asked netizens to help him to find the true owner of the suitcase. His post was retweeted more than 1,000 times and in less than three hours, he found his suitcase and returned the one he mistook to its true owner, Chen Cong. It turned out that Chen had handed Zhou’s suitcase to the airport authorities.
Zhou later wrote another post to thank people who retweeted his message, and apologized for mistaking the suitcase. But some readers reprimanded him for his carelessness.
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