A man in Zhejiang has taken the traditional art of pengci to a whole new, never-before-seen level that hopefully we will never have to see ever again.
In order to make a quick buck, the man pushed his bike down on the side of a road in Wenling city, then got down himself, sprawling out buck naked on the asphalt and awaiting the next hurried driver cutting through the bike lane.
According Sina, that lucky vehicle ended up being a Mercedes-Benz. Upon noticing the strange nude man lounging out in the road in front of her, the driver quickly went into reverse. However, much to her horror, the naked guy started rolling himself after the reversing car. Eventually, police arrived, presumably noticing something a little suspicous about this crash scene, they took the man to the station for questioning.
Further investigation revealed that he was a 31-year-old man from Henan province, who had attempted a very similar deception already this month. However, in that instance, when hopefully he was wearing clothes, he had managed to smash up the victim’s Toyota, and spent seven days in the slammer for that, where presumably he had to time to think about his next great scam.
Pengci (碰瓷) refers to the favorite pastime of fearless scammers across China, who attempt to throw themselves in front of cars on the road, in order to win some compensation money from the drivers. While this whole situation may seem totally ludicrous, we would like to remind our readers that last month an elderly woman was viciously run over by a toddler driving a red luxury (toy) car. Initially, many online accused the granny of faking the accident, but at the hospital, doctors found she had fractured her arm and the old woman later refused compensation from the family of the careless kid.
So, hey, don’t be too quick to judge.
[Images via Sina]