Now this story could have a better ending.
See the part in the highlights where it says “…chucked the bags to the floor and jumped over the balcony?” Well it could just as easily have read, “…chucked the bags to the floor and WALKED AWAY FROM THE STORE” had he been able to contain his temper.
Well, I guess that is just one more person who will not be seeing 2014. Sympathies to the family and girlfriend (she will need it when his family learn what transpired).
- Tao Hsiao was shopping with his girlfriend in Jiangsu province, east China
- After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded to go home
- When she insisted they go into another shop the 38-year-old chucked the bags to the floor and jumped over the balcony
By Tara Brady
A man jumped to his death after a furious row with his girlfriend who insisted they go into another clothes shop.
After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded to go home.
An eyewitness said: ‘He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime and it was pointless buying any more.
‘She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument.’
The shouting match ended when the man chucked the bags on the floor and jumped over the balcony, smashing into Christmas decorations on his way down before hitting the floor seven stories below causing shocked shoppers to flee in panic.
Emergency services arrived at the scene but Tao was killed immediately from the impact of the fall.
A shopping spokesman said: ‘His body was removed fairly quickly.
‘He actually landed on one of the stalls below and then fell to the floor so although the store was damaged it meant he didn’t hit anybody.
‘This is a tragic incident, but this time of year can be very stressful for many people.’
Culled from dailymail.co.uk