The police had spotted him in his car during his loan shark runner stint, and had asked him to step out of his car. Instead of stepping out, he continued driving, causing one police officer, who was holding his car door, to lose his footing and fall to the ground. The officer, who suffered superficial injuries, and his partner continued chasing after Zhou.
While trying to flee, Zhou slammed his car into the bumper and sides of two other nearby cars. It was revealed in court that Zhou became a loandshark runner after he could not pay off his debts owned to a loanshark known as Dominique, and he has been working for Dominique since December 2015.