The incident you described involves a group of Russian tourists who are being investigated for allegedly stealing 35 kg of food from a hotel buffet in Antalya, Turkey. The tourists had reportedly hidden the stolen food in their room and were caught while attempting to leave the hotel with the pilfered items. The stolen food included dried fruits, apples, snacks, sweets, carbonated drinks, sugar, tea bags, and even butter from the hotel’s restaurant. Hotel employees intervened and stopped them before they could leave.
Video footage of the hotel employees pouring the stolen food onto a bed went viral on social media, drawing attention to the incident. The local police are collaborating with the hotel to conduct an investigation into the matter.
It’s worth noting that most buffet restaurants have policies that allow customers to consume as much food as they want while inside the establishment but prohibit taking food out. Bringing food out of the restaurant is often considered a violation of these policies and can result in penalties. In some cases, such as the one you mentioned in China, individuals caught stealing food from a buffet may be required to pay fines.
This incident is a reminder of the importance of respecting the rules and policies of establishments and being considerate of other patrons and the businesses themselves.