A patient has had to be cut free from his hospital bed in China and forcibly removed by police after chaining himself down and refusing to leave.
But when police turned up to at the hospital yesterday afternoon, they discovered that he had chained himself to the bed railings.
Officers were then forced to cut the locks and remove a visibly distressed Mr Chen, who was still dressed in his hospital-issue pyjamas, and struggling with police.
Mr Chen was first admitted to the Beijing Jingmei Group Hospital in August 2011 to receive treatment for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.
After being treated, he went home after a month but two months later returned complaining of pains in his left leg.
Again doctors treated him after he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and three months later said he was ready to go home.
But Mr Chen refused, saying he was in so much pain that he was unable to straighten out his legs.
He said it was the hospital's responsibility to take care of him and refused to leave, even missing his son's wedding.
The hospital stopped providing him with treatment in July 2012, after he was unable to pay any of his medical bills.
They were then granted a court ordered earlier in the week to have Mr Chen forcibly removed from his hospital bed.
It came after tests were carried out that showed he was healthy, even though he disputed this.
It is thought that he was taken back to his home in the Mentougou district of Beijing.