By Horace Lu
A man surnamed Li who was a member of a petty crime outfit selling fake iPhones was stabbed to death in the Henan capital of Zhengzhou, according to the Dahe Daily.
The killer, a cook surnamed Feng, was shopping for mobile phones in a local shopping district, when a man stepped up and said he could sell him an authentic iPhone for an especially cheap price. After bargaining, Feng bought a new iPhone for only 2,000 yuan (around $330 USD). The iPhone, however, turned out to be a fake.
Feng then began visiting the square every day, hoping to find the man who cheated him. On February 25th, he met another group of people selling a cheap fake iPhone to a young boy. He threatened the group with a knife and urged them to return the money to the boy.
On February 28th, Feng encountered the group he saw on the 25th and confronted them, with the argument leading to a fight. During the fight, Feng injured one man and also stabbed Li in his leg.
Li died due to excessive loss of blood later that day.
Feng said Li was not the one who sold him the fake iPhone, but he was sure that Li physically assaulted him during the altercation. The police are still investigating the case.
We don’t advocate killing, but it’s certainly one way to deal with being sold a shanzhai iPhone.