A man in Changde city, Hunan province held himself at knifepoint with some rusty-lookin’ butcher knives during an argument with a woman, who is believed to be his lover. He is poised pretty casually for a guy who is threatening to off himself, but that’s probably because the knives are positioned at his head and not at his junk.
Reporters arrived at the scene at a Langzhou road intersection around 4:00 p.m. yesterday to find the man, who appeared to be in his 30s, standing in the street with the two knives positioned across his neck. He was in heated conversation with a woman, seemingly also in her 30s, and was seen occasionally waving the weapons to and fro.
A store owner near the scene said he noticed the couple about half an hour before. They appeared to be bickering, and other witnesses nearby speculated that the woman was his wife or girlfriend.
Police rushed to the scene and chased the man after he reportedly sped away in his car.
While death does seem a bit excessive as a form of punishment, his pants are a crime against humanity and that sartorial mess has got to be stopped.
By Briel Waxman