That afternoon, there was a lot of commotion in the usually quiet streets of the old town, and Chen Yuncheng’s small kiosk was smashed.
The three tall and strange young men were obviously come directly to smash things. Without saying any unnecessary words, they directly overturned the wine and cigarettes in Chen Yuncheng’s container to the ground; the glass bottles were shattered, valuable cigarettes were scattered on the ground, and the packaging was trampled to pieces.
Chen Yuncheng struggled to fight back. He grabbed one of the youths and pressed his face hard against the broken glass on the ground. Then another person grabbed his collar from behind and lifted him away, where he sat with his palms pressed into the broken glass. At this time, someone even broke into the inner room, overturned all the goods he had stored and then stomped on them hard.
These three people ran away after smashing the kiosk, not holding back in the slightest.
Chen Yuncheng chased them out with a limp foot, but the three men were already gone before he could get very far. He stopped, his chest heaving violently with anger, and he couldn’t help but curse.
The people in the shops next door heard the commotion, but no one dared to come out to meddle in their business. Only someone secretly called the police.
The police arrived quickly. Long Zhanyu pulled the police car to the side of the road, pulled open the door and got out, and saw Chen Yuncheng sitting in front of his own kiosk, which was in a mess.
Long Zhanyu walked over, looked down at Chen Yuncheng, and said, “What happened to your hand?”
Chen Yuncheng’s palm was dripping with blood, and he was his nails to pick out a piece of broken glass that had been stuck into his palm, his brow furrowed tightly.
Long Zhanyu asked him, “Do you want to go to the hospital first?”
Chen Yuncheng looked up, and his face was a little gloomy. He shook his head and said, “No need.”
Long Zhanyu then stopped asking him. He walked past him and went into the kiosk. He was careful not to step on the glass fragments on the ground, and after looking briefly, he stood at the door of the store and asked Chen Yuncheng, “What’s going on? Go back with us first and make a statement in the office. I’ll find someone to do the investigation now.”
Chen Yuncheng stood up and said to Long Zhanyu, “Wait for me for a while.” After he said that, he walked along the street towards the front.
Long Zhanyu stood there, looking at his limping figure from behind.
Chen Yuncheng went to the pharmacy to buy gauze and alcohol. He used the alcohol spray to spray his palms a few times randomly as disinfection and wrapped them in gauze while enduring the pain.
While doing this, he was following Long Zhanyu in the police car to the police station to make a statement.
As Long Zhanyu was driving, he asked him, “You were also crippled?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “No, I broke it myself.”
Long Zhanyu said, “Then you are quite unlucky.”
Chen Yuncheng was not in the mood to argue with him and silently looked out the car window.
When the statement was taken, Chen Yuncheng gave a complete account of what happened, “I don’t know those three people, I’ve never met them before,” he finally said.
Long Zhanyu asked him, “Who have you offended recently? Or anyone you suspect that might be targeting you?”
Chen Yuncheng spread his hands and saw that the gauze was soaked with blood. He slowly clasped his palms, felt the pain, and said, “I don’t know.”
A young policeman was typing in front of the computer to record, and when he heard the words, he typed in the words “I don’t know”.
At this time, Long Zhanyu raised his hand to indicate that he did not need to write down the following content for the time being and said to Chen Yuncheng, “Did you get hit in the head today?”
Chen Yuncheng looked at him and said nothing.
Long Zhanyu said, “Zhang Wenyong has harassed you like this, and you still protect him? Did your brain get hit?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “I don’t have any evidence, so I don’t dare to speculate.”
Long Zhanyu said, “It’s the police’s job to find evidence. You only need to provide clues. You can just tell us the names of all the people who have had conflicts recently, and we will investigate them one by one. Do you understand?”
Chen Yuncheng didn’t answer but asked Long Zhanyu, “Why did you let Zhang Wenyong out?”
Long Zhanyu leaned on the back of the chair, clasped his arms lazily on his chest, and said, “Because of the lack of evidence, the prosecutor’s office will not arrest him even if he has detained him. He only admits that he introduced the person who modified the vehicle to the X-ethnic gang that stole the car, but now neither the person who modified the car nor your brother Zhou Yan has arrived at the case. The evidence cannot bite him, so they can only let him go first. So where the hell is Zhou Yan?”
Chen Yuncheng lowered his eyes and said in a low voice, “I don’t know.”
Long Zhanyu said, “Were you the one who tipped off Zhou Yan?”
Chen Yuncheng said softly, “I want to ask him to surrender.”
Long Zhanyu said, “Forget it, let’s get back to your case, do you suspect Zhang Wenyong of finding someone to smash your kiosk?”
Chen Yuncheng nodded, “Yes.”
After the statement was recorded, Chen Yuncheng stood at the entrance of the police station and saw that it was already quite late and the sky was dark.
Long Zhanyu parked the police car in front of him, pressed down the passenger’s window, and asked him, “Do you want to go to the hospital?”
Chen Yuncheng replied, “No need.”
Long Zhanyu said, “Then I’ll take you back.”
Chen Yuncheng looked at him for a moment, pulled open the passenger door and sat in, “Officer Long is being so kind today?”
Long Zhanyu turned the steering wheel with a cigarette in his mouth, “The technical guys are still doing a field investigation over there to see if there’s something to mention, and by the way, I’ll go and pull a surveillance.”
Chen Yuncheng sat quietly for a while and said, “Thanks.”
Long Zhanyu laughed and said in a less serious tone, “It is my job to safeguard the safety and interests of the people, so what is there to thank.”
When they returned to the store, the on-site investigation had just ended, a few fingerprints and a few bloodstains had been extracted, and the entire scene had been photographed.
People from several nearby shops were still looking over their shoulders, and there were also pedestrians passing by who stopped to watch out of curiosity.
Chen Yuncheng stood at the door, looked at the cigarette case soaked in wine on the ground, and slowly took a breath.
Long Zhanyu handed him a cigarette.
Chen Yuncheng glanced at it and said, “No need.”
Long Zhanyu said, “Take it. You look upset.” He saw that Chen Yuncheng was wrapped in gauze, and directly put it in his mouth, and then used a lighter to help him light the fire.
There was smoke from the corner of Chen Yuncheng’s mouth.
Long Zhanyu also lit one for himself and said, “I’ll adjust the surveillance later. As long as they haven’t run far, we’ll definitely arrest them. However, this group of people is obviously paid for by Zhang Wenyong. Arresting them won’t bite Zhang Wenyong, let alone compensate you for the financial loss, so you should be mentally prepared.”
Chen Yuncheng understood this in his heart, but when he heard Long Zhanyu say this, he couldn’t restrain his emotions, bit his cigarette and said vaguely, “Motherfuc…”
He didn’t say a few words completely, and the last sound disappeared from his mouth.
Long Zhanyu looked at him a little strangely but saw him turn his head to look at a tall man standing on the side of the road.
When Chen Yuncheng saw Ning Junyan, he remembered that Ning Junyan had said to come to him after work. He suddenly felt a little dazed, wondering if Ning Junyan had heard him swearing. He didn’t seem to have ever cursed in front of Ning Junyan.
Then, he took the cigarette from his mouth with his gauze-wrapped hand.
Long Zhanyu looked at him inexplicably, then looked at Ning Jun Yan in front of him and said, “Don’t crowd around here.”
Chen Yuncheng said quickly, “He is my friend.”
Ning Junyan’s eyes fell on his hand, then turned his head to look inside the kiosk again, and with a calm expression, “What’s wrong?”
Chen Yuncheng was suddenly a little nervous. He raised his hand to grab Ning Junyan’s arm but found that his fingers were still holding the cigarette he hadn’t finished smoking, so he threw it aside and gently squeezed Ning Junyan’s sleeve with his fingers, and said, “It’s nothing, don’t worry.”
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