A 10-year-old boy in Guizhou who was watching TV in his eighth-floor apartment decided to take matters into his own hands when his cartoons kept getting interrupted by the sound of construction on Monday. The boy reportedly cut in half the safety rope attached to the worker who was installing lights on his building, leaving the man dangling in mid-air for up to 40 minutes before he was rescued, according to Xinhua News.
Another worker, surnamed Zhang, called firemen to help his colleague, surnamed Liu. He told reporters that he and Liu were sent by their company to install outdoor landscape lights for the apartment complex. As Liu was working outside the eighth floor, Zhang suddenly heard him yell that his safety rope was cut, rendering him unable to move up and down.
As soon as firemen and police rushed to the scene, they painstakingly pulled Liu up from the balcony on the 11th floor, as the residents living on the ninth and 10th floors weren’t at home.
“When I was using the electric drill, I felt my lower rope shaking. Then I saw the boy cutting the rope with a knife”, Liu said, “I shouted at him to stop but he didn’t listen and soon after, the rope was broken. That’s when I called to my workmate for help.”
After speaking with police, the boy finally admitted to what he did. His father, surnamed Tang, was called to come back home from work. He gave Liu a sincere apology on behalf of his son and compensated him with…a new safety rope.
By Lucy Liu
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