This just happened – very hot off the press. On June 23, 2012 at 5:30pm local time, a young girl in her early 20’s was walking down a street pulling a luggage on wheels along when in a bid to squeeze through busy street, she came face to face with a man in his 30’s. The man had a wooden cart full of empty bottles he collected on his rounds around town in his tow.
Since both had stuff to drag, neither was willing to get off each other’s way. Being Chinese didn’t make it any better. An altercation quickly escalated into a fight which the man resolved with a meat cleaver he had in his cart.
In a rage, the man directed several blows to the girl’s neck, hacking her up to near decapitation. The girl quickly bled out in the street. The man was arrested and is in police custody.
The report I got said that the man was a scavenger. Though I think that’s a bit of a strong word for a man who probably couldn’t score a job and ended up having to collect empty bottles to at least get some change, I stuck with it cause I don’t think I’ve called anyone a scavenger on Best Gore before.
Many thanks to DriftingDay for the pics: