By Tom Bannister
Parents in Wenzhou locked their young child in their car but refused to let him be rescued because the cost of repairing a window would be too great. On Saturday afternoon in Wenzhou city, Zhejiang, a young couple locked the keys into their new car along with their child. They called the emergency services who arrived at the scene to find a large crowd gathered around the vehicle. Everyone discussed what to do but decided that the only solution was to break one of the windows. However the owners refused to allow firemen to do so, saying that it was a new car and that it would cost too much to repair. Firemen, police and a large crowd of onlookers stood around waiting, amazed at their decision. The child who was a pane of glass away from them, was clearly distressed, crying and showing ‘symptoms of illness’. After an hour or so they finally agreed to do so and the child was rescued.
Netizens questioned the parents priorities: @COCO小宝 said
“is the cost of a broken window worth more than the life of the child [angry emoticon]”
whilst @灰常滴爱你 said
“there are so many brain-dead parents”
. @瑟瑞奥 was less forgiving when they said
“The child is also stupid, if he listens to his parents he could find the keys and unlock the door himself”.