Planet China

Road kill

A man in Shandong – who was driven crazy by his wife – came up with a gruesome scheme to leave her earlier this month. Police in Rizhao City were called to a road accident where a body was found. It had been battered into pieces by repeatedly being hit by passing vehicles. The abandoned car was identified as belonging to a man named Li (the disenchanted husband). The police took what remained of the corpse and had it analysed in the lab. However, it turned out to be the remains of a dog, not a human, reported Shandong TV. The next day it also became clear Li was still alive when he used his bank card to withdraw money from an automated teller machine in Jilin and was thereby picked up by police and brought back to Rizhao. At this point he confessed that he’d tried to fake his death by skinning the animal, dressing it in his own clothes and then leaving it on the highway to be crushed by oncoming vehicles. He said he had done so to escape his wife and run away with his lover. Law enforcement officials were unimpressed and Li is now due to be tried for ‘seriously endangering road safety’.

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