Chinese man jumps to his death after shopping fight with girlfriend

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A Chinese man reportedly became so frustrated and angry with his girlfriend and her shopping that he leapt to his death from the seventh floor of a shopping mall in China.

The accident took place in at the Xuzhou Golden Eagle mall Jiangsu Province in eastern China on December 7 after 38-year-old Tao Hsiao accompanied his girlfriend on a fun-filled shopping extravaganza that lasted over five hours. Apparently Tao was getting tired and demanded to go home. Looks like his girlfriend wasn't having any of that nonsense.

Eyewitnesses say he could be heard saying they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on going into one more store that had a sale on shoes. People then said Tao told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes than she could ever wear in a lifetime and that it was pointless buying any more. That's when his girlfriend started shouting at him and accusing him of being cheap and of ruining Christmas.

The argument ended when the man threw all the shopping bags on the floor and then climbed a 1.5m high rail alongside an elevator shaft at the center of the mall and jumped. As he fell down seven stories, he smashed into Christmas decorations landing on one of the stalls below before falling to the floor. It was four in the afternoon when Tao slammed into a plastic-and-glass cosmetics display counter, just missing employees.

Police say the incident is still under investigation and are looking for the girlfriend. In retrospect, maybe he should have just broken up with her. Or was she really that annoying?

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