The Associated Press reported....
A man depressed over the debt he inherited contemplated jumping to his death for hours as he sat on the edge of a bridge in Beijing. In a surprising twist, a passerby joined him on the ledge shook his hand and pushed him off.According to the Associated Press, Chen Fuchao survived the 26 foot fall into the partially inflated air cushion the authorities laid out that Saturday afternoon. He suffered spine and elbow injuries but is expected to recover quickly.
The passerby, Lai Jiansheng, 66, was disgusted and fed up with Chen's "selfish activity" that had in and outbound traffic on the Haizhu bridge in a Southern China city of Guangzhou, backed up for more than 5 hours with police barricading the area."I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interest," Lai said. "They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."
Lai tried to gain clearance to talk to a suicidal Chen but his offer was denied by the police, reports Xinhua News Agency. Lai then broke through the barrier, climbed to where Chen sat, greeted him with a handshake and pushed. Photos of the incident showed a shoeless Lai saluting as Chen was falling.After Lai climbed off the bridge, he was taken into custody and released later that day.
A local Bejing Newspaper said that Lai suffered from "mental illness" for decades and was on his way to the hospital to get his medication. The paper also reported Chen wanted to commit suicide because he had accumulated $290,000 in debt from a failed construction project. He is currently recovering in a hospital.
This right here is my kind of guy!! Not only did he break through the police barricade, then trick the man by shaking his hand first but he then pushed the already suicidal man off a bridge and then saluted as he was falling!!!
Then stopped for an interview and said the jumper was “SELFISH”!! HOW AWESOME IS THIS GUY??!!
Lai Jiansheng you have a Classic University Scholarship waiting on you!