A 10-year-old boy in Guizhou, China scored a victory for animation lovers everywhere when he sawed through a construction worker’s safety harness rope, leaving the worker dangling 11 stories above ground. The boy had a perfectly reasonable defense: the worker’s drilling was interrupting his afternoon cartoons.
According to the cartoon-obstructionist construction worker Liu Mai, “I was using an electric drill to fit security lights to the outside of the building when I felt my safety rope shaking. I looked up to see what was wrong. Then I saw the boy cutting the rope with a knife. I shouted at him to stop but he didn’t listen and soon after, the rope was broken. I was petrified.”
After forty minutes of dangling from a single rope, firefighters rescued the worker. A fire department spokesperson said, “The boy clearly thought his cartoons were more important than someone’s life…He has since apologized for his actions.” The boy’s father bought the construction worker a new rope. He told a reporter that he gave his son “a good talking to and and explained what he did was very dangerous. He has promised he will not do something similar again. I think we may also need to take him for some anger management therapy.”
Instead of therapy, how about not interrupting the poor kid’s cartoons?
(Images via Xinhua News Agency; thanks Pedro Nakama for story tip)