When his law degree failed to land him a decent job, a Vietnamese man in his mid 30s turned stealing cats and dogs to earn his living.
Luong Trung Kien was caught red-handed using his motorbike to transport three dead dogs and five cats, two of which had died, by a patrol police team in the southern province of Binh Duong at 3:00 am on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old confessed that he had poisoned the animals and was taking them to Ho Chi Minh City for sale.
Kien also told officers that he earned a law degree from a major university in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and spent a short time working in that sector.
He was carrying his student card and gave it to police as proof.
After bouncing through several jobs, Kien became unemployed before eventually trading in his career for life as a dog thief in order to make ends meet.
Prior to Wednesday’s arrest, Kien was responsible for four successful thefts, stealing about ten animals on each occasion.
He is being detained for investigation.