A 10-year-old in Guizhou, China nearly caused a worker to plummet to his death after cutting the rope on his harness. Why? Oh, because children are evil. Why else? Because the noise from the worker's drill interrupted his cartoon.

Metro reports Liu Mai was using a drill on the side of the apartment building in which 10-year-old Tang Chu was watching his cartoon. Annoyed with the noise, Tang decided to take matters into his own tiny, evil hands and cut the rope that was holding Liu 80 feet off the ground. From Metro:

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.'

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."


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