View Full Version : Life Don't let this guy work on any suicide hotlines

Fat Elvis
05-23-2009, 04:18 PM

Passer-by pushes suicide jumper in south China

55 mins ago

BEIJING Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand and pushed him off the ledge.

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 passer-by, 66-year-old Lai Jiansheng, had been fed up with what he called Chen's "selfish activity," Xinhua said. Traffic around the Haizhu bridge in the city of Guangzhou had been backed up for five hours and police had cordoned off the area.

"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 2 million yuan ($290,000) in debt from a failed construction project.

On Thursday, he made his way to the Haizhu bridge, where 11 other people have tried to take their lives since April.

Lai volunteered to talk Chen down but was turned away by police, Xinhua said. Lai then broke through the cordon, climbed to where Chen sat, greeted him with a handshake, then pushed.

Photos in the Beijing Morning Post showed Lai, shoeless and in a T-shirt, saluting after Chen fell.

The paper said Lai was released on bail Friday but did not give any details. It said he had been on medication for "a mental illness" for decades and had been on his way to a hospital for his pills.

Chen was recovering in the hospital, Xinhua said.

05-23-2009, 04:34 PM

Rain Man
05-23-2009, 04:38 PM
You gotta like a guy who doesn't pussyfoot around.

05-23-2009, 04:39 PM
Good for him. I bet everyone there was just glad to get it over with.

05-23-2009, 04:44 PM
;):clap:ROFL Git 'er done!!!

05-23-2009, 04:47 PM
wow-just took matters in his own hands-funny stuff

05-23-2009, 05:01 PM
The guy just needed a little nudge thats all.

05-23-2009, 05:04 PM
If the cops would have pushed him, I bet this thread would reach 100 replies....

05-23-2009, 05:07 PM

el borracho
05-23-2009, 05:07 PM
hell, I think this guy should work all the suicide hotlines.

"Don't want to be here? Great! We don't want you here, anyway. Bye."

05-23-2009, 05:11 PM
To the ship!!!
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05-23-2009, 05:12 PM
Well... bye!
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05-23-2009, 05:49 PM
I didn't know there were Republicans in China.


05-23-2009, 05:53 PM
He got arrested for it?

05-23-2009, 05:55 PM
The guy just needed a little nudge thats all.


05-23-2009, 06:12 PM
Kudos to this man. Consequences are the stuff of learning.

05-24-2009, 02:04 AM
He got arrested for it?

It's China; for appearance's sake, they probably escorted him away. And then they bought him a beer. Or an extra day's worth of ration coupons. Or some food that wasn't made of kitten. Any of them would've done.

05-24-2009, 05:00 AM
I didn't know there were Republicans in China.


Probably a Dem...This was just a belated abortion...

05-24-2009, 06:41 AM
Jumping to your death is the dumbest way to go out. I'm glad the guy lived, now he can live with his depression and idiocy.

05-24-2009, 08:17 AM
I applaud that old man. Did he look like this?


05-24-2009, 11:12 AM
sounds like a pushover to me.

05-24-2009, 11:59 AM
Everyone deserves a helping hand once in a while.

05-24-2009, 01:10 PM
I didn't know there were Republicans in China.

:) we need more TRUE ones here. :)

Pioli Zombie
05-24-2009, 01:35 PM
Ancient Chinese secret??????
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05-24-2009, 10:23 PM
The jumper must have given him one of those wussy limp handshakes.

Fat Elvis
05-24-2009, 10:24 PM
Who knew patteau lived in China?

05-24-2009, 11:22 PM
I wonder if Lai yelled out GeronimoooOOOooo...

05-25-2009, 01:04 AM

He shoulda tried to do it like a man and headbutt the sidewalk repeatedly until he had fatal head trauma.

05-25-2009, 04:23 AM
If the cops would have pushed him, I bet this thread would reach 100 replies....

The only way a cop would have put that much effort into his job is if he had to push him out of line at the doughnut shop.


05-25-2009, 04:30 AM
If the cops would have pushed him, I bet this thread would reach 100 replies....

Not chinese police. I'm surprised they haven't thrown ME off a bridge yet.