Chinese tourist ends up living in a German refugee home for 12 days after trying to report his lost wallet to police and being mistaken for an asylum seeker

A 31-year-old Chinese tourist was forced to spend 12 days in a refugee home after he was mistaken for an asylum seeker when he reported his lost wallet to police.

The backpacker, who didn’t speak a word of German or English, attempted to inform officers that he had misplaced his wallet in Stuttgart, south west Germany.

But he ended up at a different municipal office which then handed him an application for asylum.

The tourist, who was not identified, unwittingly signed the request and was swiftly placed in a shelter 260 miles north in Dortmund.

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