Holy Crap! Defenestration Caught On Film, And It’s Terrifying

This is a tale about two families who shared an apartment in Yantai, Shandong province. They’re both called Li, so that complicates things slightly, but I’ll try my best. The story is via Qilu (Shandong) Evening News.

On Wednesday morning, Li and her sister were moving some stuff downstairs when they were intercepted by the apartment’s other couple, a husband-wife team identified only as “Li husband-wife.” The husband-wife team cornered the sisters, and one of them pulled out a knife, forcing the siblings to sign an IOU in the amount of 500,000 yuan. When the husband-wife pair still wouldn’t let them go, the Li sisters must have panicked and tried escaping through the window. One of them succeeded, with the help of firefighters, it seems (no word on how they got called to the scene). The other one… let’s just say didn’t make it.

Watch the above video, particularly the final 17 seconds of madness, when a body is sent hurtling outside the sixth-story window. The people filming from across the way are rightfully horrified, and thought better of recording Li’s fall.

Li is in the hospital and alive, though her condition isn’t yet stable. We anxiously await updates on this story, particularly to find out what will happen to that husband-wife pair. Youku video for those in China after the jump. Also see: Defenestration of puppy.

(H/T Alicia)

    2 Responses to “Holy Crap! Defenestration Caught On Film, And It’s Terrifying”

    1. joe

      EX-fenistration. not DE. and nobody uses that word. i don’t think anybody has ever used, in fact, not even once.

      • name


        defenestration |ˌdiːfɛnɪˈstreɪʃ(ə)n|
        noun [ mass noun ] formal or humorous
        the action of throwing someone out of a window.
        • (the Defenestration of Prague) see Prague.
        defenestrate verb
        ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from modern Latin defenestratio(n-), from de- ‘down from’ + Latin fenestra ‘window’.


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