Dirty Harry in China?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Dale, May 23, 2009.

  1. Dale

    Dale Administrator

    I read this story and think the 66 year old guy is awesome guy...

    Report: Would-be suicide jumper pushed off bridge

    A passerby pushed a would-be suicide jumper off a bridge in southern China because he was angry at the jumper's "selfish activity," Chinese media reported Saturday.

    It happened Thursday in the city of Guangzhou as Chen Fuchao threatened to jump off Haizhu Bridge, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

    The bridge has gained a "macabre" reputation with 11 jumpers having thrown themselves off the bridge since the start of April, Xinhua said.

    Traffic was held up for nearly five hours and a crowd gathered as Chen sat on the bridge, threatening to jump, Xinhua reported.

    Chen wanted to kill himself because he had 2 million yuan ($294,000) in debt after a failed construction project, Xinhua reported.

    Lian Jiansheng, 66, who was passing by the bridge, offered to talk Chen down, Xinhua said. Police refused, but Lian broke through the police cordon and climbed to where Chen was sitting.

    Lian greeted Chen with a handshake, then pushed him off the bridge, Xinhua said.

    Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially-inflated emergency air cushion, damaging his spine and elbow in the fall, Xinhua said. He is now recovering in a hospital.

    A photographer documented the sequence of events. The photographs show Lian, dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and socks, saluting to the crowd after pushing Chen off.

    "I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lian told Xinhua. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."

    Police took Lian away after the incident, Xinhua said. It did not say whether he would face any charges.

  2. Melf

    Melf Administrator Staff Member

    Hey Dale,

    I read that article today while enjoyong a slice of Prima pizza at Pizza My Heart (delicious). This is an odd story. Apparrently the guy was pissed off that the jumper was causing a scene and holding up traffic. So he thought he would help him get the courage to jump- and shoved him off the bridge.
  3. shalaban

    shalaban Chevalier

    I guess I am O.K. with that. :idea: With 6.8 billion people on the planet I don’t think it will make a big impact on my life if someone jumps or gets pushed off a bridge in China. :twisted:
  4. Dale

    Dale Administrator

    I guess after 5 hours- it was time to shit or get off the pot. The guy (hero in my warped little mind) decided to help bring an end to the event. Get off my lawn... er bridge comes to mind.

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