A Chinese boy, 8, left a high-rise worker dangling midair after cutting his safety cord because he could not hear his cartoons..
The panicked worked yelled down to a co-worker, who called firemen. He was rescued about 40 minutes later.
Xinhua quoted the worker, surnamed Liu, as saying:
“When I was using the electric drill, I felt my lower rope shaking. Then I saw the boy cutting the rope with a knife.”
“I shouted at him to stop but he didn’t listen and soon after, the rope was broken. That’s when I called to my workmate for help,’ Liu said.”
Shanghaiist says that after speaking with police, “the boy finally admitted to what he did”:
“His father, surnamed Tang, was called to come back home from work. He gave Liu a sincere apology on behalf of his son and compensated him with … a new safety rope.”
Annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, the boy decided to cut the safety line on the man’s rappelling apparatus.