In what may be the biggest overreaction in history, a Beijing man snatched a baby from its pram and threw it to the pavement after arguing with the child’s mother over parking.
According to the Beijing Times the man, a 41 year old ex-convict surnamed Han, wasn’t even driving the car in question. SCMP explains:
Han had been sitting in the front passenger seat of a white sedan driven by a male companion. They intended to park the car near a bus stop where the woman had stopped to check on her daughter, said the report. Han gestured for her to move, but the woman refused. Enraged, Han got out of his car and physically attacked the woman, said a witness and nearby business owner, surnamed Zhou.
“He then took the baby from its stroller and smashed it to the ground with great force,” Zhou said.
A man, who had been driving the car Han had been seen in, then got out and attacked the woman, Zhou added.
The child’s mother took it to a nearby hospital, where she was referred to another hospital due to the severity of the child’s injuries. Unfortunately however, the baby died while being transported to the second hospital.
As if this story couldn’t get any weirder, the suspect was arrested hours later in a spa, because what everyone needs after attacking a woman and murdering her baby is a fucking deep-cleansing body scrub.
Online response to the crime was furious and one-sided: “this man should get the death penalty”.
If past cases are any indication, this man will get the death penalty.
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