A Chinese tourist spent nearly two weeks in a German migrant hostel after mistakenly applying for asylum when he actually wanted to report a theft.
German media say the 31-year-old backpacker, who spoke neither German nor English, underwent a medical check and his fingerprints were taken.
A Red Cross worker later found out that the man’s wallet had been stolen in Stuttgart. But instead of going to the police the man registered as a migrant.
A Mandarin speaker solved the puzzle.