Man jumps to his death rather than continue shopping with his girlfriend
A Chinese man reportedly hated shopping so much that he jumped to his death from the 7th floor of a mall after five hours of shopping with his girlfriend.
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A man died after jumping off the seventh floor of a shopping mall in the city of Xuzhou in Jiangsu, China, on December 7th. The 38-year old man had been shopping with his girlfriend. After five hours, he wanted to go home but his girlfriend wanted to continue shopping. A heated argument soon took place as later confirmed by security videos.
According to nearby shoppers, the following dialog took place:
He said, "You have enough shoes to wear for the rest of your lifetime. Why do you want to go to another shoe store?"
She said, "You penny-pincher! You've ruined the Christmas spirit!"
He got very angry, threw down all the many shopping bags he was carrying, turned around, and jumped over the rail and fell all the way from the seventh floor of the huge shopping mall. People on the first floor heard a thump and found him bleeding, lying near the Christmas decorations. He was dead.
At the time of the report, police were still confirming his ID in order to contact his family.
The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times. Please stay calm when shopping.