A ‘Stern Talk’ Is Not Enough Discipline For A Homicidal 10-Year Old

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In today’s very worst “WTF” news, we have a story out of China of a 10-year old boy frustrated with the noise a worker outside his apartment window was making. He decided that this worker basically deserved to die for having the nerve to interrupt his cartoons and cut the rope he was harnessed to in order to make this little disturbance go away. I am legitimately flabbergasted by this entire story but in particular, the part about how his parents handled it. I am stunned to read that he has apparently not been arrested and his discipline was left in the hands of his parents, who seem to have simply “talked it out”. For anyone with doubts, a “stern talk” is not enough for a homicidal 10-year old.

According to Gawker, 10-year old Tang Chu, of China, was watching a cartoon when this poor man working on his apartment building had the nerve to use a drill to do his work. Chu became annoyed by the noise and decided to take matters into his own hands:

Mr Liu said: ‘I was using an electric drill to fit security lights to the outside of the building when I felt my safety rope shaking. I looked up to see what was wrong.

‘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. I was petrified.’

As if this all were not shocking enough, please keep reading:

With a knife! Liu was reportedly left hanging by a single rope for 40 minutes while coworkers tried to pull him to safety.

The child’s father, Tang Peng, said he gave the boy a good talking to and that he has apologized, telling Metro, “He has promised he will not do something similar again.”

HE GAVE HIM A GOOD TALKING TO?! I’m sorry, but I just blacked out for a second from shock and rage. This kid is 10 years old- he is not a pre-schooler unfamiliar with the consequences of certain actions and the permanence of death. If anything, he deserved to be pulled in for questioning by law enforcement and made to undergo a complete psychiatric evaluation. I am no mental health professional, but doesn’t this scream of a narcissistic personality? Or even sociopathy? This is certainly not a child with a healthy mental outlook and without a doubt, he needs serious help. At the best, this is a true case of Speshul Snoflache syndrome where his parents clearly think he is not deserving of much discipline, even when he LITERALLY tries to kill someone. At the worst, he is actually a psychopath with no feelings of empathy toward others or a regard for human life. Either way, he needs far more than a few stern words after trying to end a man’s life for being too loud during his cartoon time.

I sincerely hope that large chunks are missing from this story and that professional help is being sought for this boy. He is only 10 years old and if he is already having enough anger to do what he did, it does not bode well for his future.

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