Mental health issues are no laughing matter, and neither is biting a large flightless bird to death. What to call this then? At a zoo in Guangdong province on Saturday, a man bit and killed a live ostrich in front of elders and children, then laid on the dead bird and made gun motions with his finger at the police. The man, 27-year-old Li, was found with a suicide note in his pocket addressed to his mother and girlfriend. He slit his wrists but apparently not very deep, considering cops cuffed him and dragged him up by his arms.
The Nanfang notes, “Whether this was a genuine attempted suicide or a cry for help, I think we can all agree: the man needs help.” Yes. The bizarreries of the human race.
Guy attacks an ostrich as part of elaborate suicide attempt, ultimately fails (The Nanfang via Shenzhen TV)