In a last attempt to win back the love of an ex-girlfriend, a man in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province wrapped himself in firecrackers and threatened to blow himself up, local newspaper Huashang Daily reported yesterday.
The man, in his 30s, had shown up at the doorstep of his ex-girlfriend’s family home on March 23 and demanded to speak with her. Bowang police received a call from the ex’s mother, who told them that the man seemed to be hiding explosives under his clothing.
Police rushed to the scene and wrestled the man to the ground, opening his jacket to find that the “explosives” were actually strings of firecrackers wrapped around his body.
Upon his arrest, the lovelorn suspect reportedly burst into tears.