This video has gotten almost one million views since it was uploaded yesterday. In Wenzhou recently, a girl’s iPhone was stolen by two thieves on a motor-scooter who then attempted to quickly speed off. One young man waiting on the corner witnessed the event and got a chance to relive history by ramming his bicycle into the passing motor-scooter, causing the two criminals to lose control and fall to the ground.
Those who’ve been following China for a while of course will remember that this exact same story occurred in the exact same city nearly two years ago. No doubt this young man also remembered the story, as we’re sure he, like all of us, dreamed that someday he would get a chance to rain down righteous vehicular justice.
In light of the recent, tragic Foshan toddler incident, we have to ask: What is it that makes people so eager to help out strangers who lose iPhones or purses (going so far as to destroy their own property in the process), but ignore strangers who actually need assistance and cannot help themselves?
And back in 2009…