|Unable to endure public disgrace,
middle-aged man clutches his ?nubile lover? and attempts suicide
At 4pm in the afternoon of January 3rd, in a residential area near Changning
road in Shanghai a 50-year-old man jumped from the sixth floor, landing on a
bed of flowers below, and was knocked unconscious. This reporter made his
way to the scene, and found out that the jumper had been sent to hospital.
Residents later said: as the man in question jumped he was holding a young
girl, and after impacting with the ground she was squashed under him, which
is why he wasn?t killed.
|Eyewitnesses: the girl exploded under his weight
According to eyewitnesses: ?Upon seeing that man clutching that woman
while jumping, I thought it was a tragic double suicide. When they
landed I heard a loud bang, which sounded like an exploding tyre?, ?I
went closer and saw a man of approximately 50-years-old laying on the
ground, but couldn?t see the girl who he?d jumped with at all. All I
could see was some woman?s hair and a pile of clothes, it scared me to
death?, ?As for what woman, well, it was a dressed up inflatable doll,
the kind of fake woman made specially for men to play with, go figure.?
Neighborhood residents: we understand why old Yang would want to play
with an inflatable doll
Neighborhood residents revealed: the man in question is surnamed Yang,
and is an old neighbor. He has been a widower for some years, his only
son studies overseas, and in recent years has always been alone. His
neighbors said that whenever they?d see him he?d always be smiling, but
didn?t enjoy conversation, and had it not been for today?s accident,
they wouldn?t have imagined that he had suicidal tendencies.
When this reporter asked about old Yang playing with an inflatable doll,
most neighbors expressed their understanding. ?It?s not easy, living for
so many years, raising a child?, ?I think that playing with something
like that isn?t a bad thing, better that than going and doing something
not so clean.? ?Old Yang wouldn?t be a bad catch, I?d tell him to find
another [partner], but he wouldn?t listen, he might have some issues?.
His neighbors said that this incident wouldn?t influence their good
opinion of old Yang, and in the future will try to have more neighborly
communication [with him].
Reason for jumping: he had no one to talk to, life was too lonely
Upon arriving at the hospital, doctors said that the man involved did
not have life threatening injuries, and had only broken two ribs and
sustained light external injuries, and would be released after ten days?
By the time his interview began, old Yang?s mood had stabilised, and by
just listening to him one would have never guessed that he had tried to
kill himself not long before. When asked about why he chose suicide, old
Yang said that he usually was alone, and that his life was too lonely.
Now that his child is an adult and had his own life, he was only getting
older and older, and didn?t want to become a burden to his child. When
the topic of the smashed doll was brought up, old Yang was a little
embarrassed, saying that ever since his child had gone overseas to study
he has had no one to keep him company, and had no alternative but to buy
an inflatable sex doll. Recently there have been many people online who
denounce those tho play with such inflatable dolls as BT, but since he
himself plays with one often, these words hurt him deeply, which is why
he chose suicide.
Old Yang said: This time I wanted to die but didn?t, instead I?ve become
a huge joke. Now I won?t be able to even see people. But upon hearing
his neighbors? opinions, old Yang gradually calmed down, and said that
he wouldn?t do such a stupid thing ever again.