Chinese Man Says Come On Already … Pushes Man Contemplating Suicide Off Bridge in China … Fed Up With “Selfish Activity”
Confucius Say … Do not be desirous of having things done quickly …Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly, unless one is stuck on a bridge in traffic for hours due to a suicidal jumper. Lai Jiansheng say, fish or cut bait.
This is priceless … A man tired of an individual threatening to commit suicide takes matters into his own hands, literally, and pushes the would be suicidal man off a bridge. You just can’t make this stuff up.
Dateline China: A 66 year old Chinese man, Lai Jiansheng, who was fed up with being backed up in traffic for four to five hours around the Haizhu bridge in the city of Guangzhou, China … walked up to the man contemplating suicide, Chen Fuchao, and pushed him off the bridge. Lai Jiansheng walked up to Chen, shook his hand and then gave him a push.
Chen fell 26 feet (8 meters) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.
The story get even more bizarre, if that is possible. After pushing Chen off the bridge, Lian Jiansheng greets and salutes the crowd after he pushed off would-be “suicide jumper.” Check out the other pics below of the man being pushed and falling off the bridge.
Lian Jiansheng greets the crowd after he pushed off would-be “suicide jumper” Chen Fuchao on Haizhu bridge in Guangzhou city, southern China’s Guangdong province, May 21, 2009. (Photo: Guangzhou Daily)
Talk about ending one’s procrastination and cutting to the chase. The 66 year old Lai Jiansheng said that he was sick of Chen’s “selfish activity”.
“I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest,” Lai was quoted as saying by Xinhua. “They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities’ attention to their appeals.”
Xinhua said Lai was “taken away by police” but did not elaborate.
A police officer who answered the telephone Saturday at a station close to the bridge confirmed the incident and said it was under investigation. He refused to give any other details and hung up.
According to Xinhua, Chen wanted to kill himself because he had accrued $290,000 in debt from a failed construction project.
Passerby Lian Jiansheng (L) pushes off a would-be “suicide jumper”, Chen Fuchao, off Haizhu bridge in Guangzhou city, southern China’s Guangdong province, May 21, 2009. (Photo: Guangzhou Daily)
Chen Fuchao falls off a bridge after being pushed by Lian Jiansheng in Guangzhou city, southern China’s Guangdong province, May 21, 2009.(Photo: Guangzhou Daily)
Chen wanted to kill himself because he was in 2 million yuan of debt following a failed construction project.
After knowing the situation, Lai volunteered to talk with the Chen to persuade him. After denied by the police, he broken through a police cordon and climbed up to where Chen sat.
Lai first greeted Chen with a handshake, and then he pushed him off the bridge. Chen fell 8 meters onto a partially-inflated emergency air cushion, damaging his spine and elbow in the fall