A resident in Foshan, Guangong province was detained after he decided to take sweet (but actually rancid smelling) revenge on an another man by dumping a poisonous chemical into his ponds, killing around 40,000 kilograms of fish.
The 43-year-old suspect, surnamed Lu, was apprehend last Thursday after he poisoned four fish ponds, resulting in 1 million yuan in damages. Three other accomplices involved in the crime were also taken into custody.
The owner of the ponds, surnamed Yang, said he found swaths of dead fish floating on the surface of the water on the evening of July 20, the Global Times reports.
Lu told police that he suspected Yang had something to do with the death of his indebted uncle, as the two had gambled together in the past. He said his uncle had amassed a gambling debt of over 200,000 yuan when he died in a traffic accident in 2000.
The mass fish poisoning was Lu’s attempt to get back at Yang after holding a grudge against him for 15 years.
Because this is Shanghaiist, we’ve obviously seen stranger ways to go about exacting revenge. Last year, a man in China sent a thousand baby ducks to his boss’ home over a dispute about unpaid wages.