A man allegedly killed a toddler recently over a parking space. Yes, you sadly read that correctly. The man, only identified by his surname, Han, reportedly picked the 2-year-old girl up out of her stroller and "forcefully" threw her to the ground after her mother refused to move out of the space because she was checking on her daughter. Another man reportedly emerged out of Han's car and beat the mother up, as well. All because Han wanted a spot close to the bus station.
Don't think you're going to have to worry about parking spaces ever again now, Han.
According to bystanders, the little girl didn't make a noise after Han allegedly picked her up and then dropped her. She just fell to the ground and then lay there silently. "Not even a cry of pain," the bystander said. The mother rushed the girl to a nearby hospital, where she was initially said to be in critical condition, but the poor child reportedly died while being transferred to another facility.
To say this is disgusting would be a gross understatement. This is unreal. I know that anger can completely overtake a person when they're driving -- often resulting in violence -- but killing an innocent toddler over a stupid parking spot is positively one of the most inhumane things I've ever heard. If this proves to be true, there is something very wrong with this man, and he has no business walking around freely on the streets, let alone getting behind the wheel of a car.
Han was detained last week, after police found him in a hot spring bath house. He may be charged with murder, which would make him eligible for the death penalty under Chinese law. The death penalty for a person who violently killed a small child over something as petty as a parking space? Seems like a suitable punishment to me. Though nothing will ever bring this sweet toddler back.
What do you think of this?
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