Surprises

by Mike Masnick




Life Imitates Art: Man Breaks Into House To Fix Computers

from the where-have-I-heard-this-before... dept

Just last week, some friends were telling me about this movie they had recently seen called Bin-jip or "3 Iron." The movie is about a man who breaks into peoples' homes while they're away -- but rather than robbing them, he "repays" them by fixing things, doing the laundry and random other chores. So, it was a bit surprising to then read an article saying that, in China, a man was arrested for breaking into someone's house and fixing a computer, as well as doing the laundry and other random chores. The specific situation is a bit different, as the guy had a crush on the woman in the house and was caught taking her MP3 player so it, too, could be repaired -- but also with some of her underwear, making the motives even more questionable. Still, apparently the court was swayed by the love story, and let the guy off.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Dec 2005 @ 2:34pm

    chivalry isn't dead

    Girls are so lucky. Shit like this would never happen to a guy unless he was famous. If a chick did this to me I'd marry her!

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      Anonymous Coward, 17 Dec 2005 @ 11:07am

      Re: chivalry isn't dead

      Girls are so lucky?

      If your panties cost $6.50 a pair, rather than $2 for 3 pair, you would be WAY less excited about having some guy break in your house, and steal your panties so he could masturbate in them. Chicks have it Soooooo easy. What a tool.

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        Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2005 @ 1:23pm

        Re: chivalry isn't dead

        $6.50 per pair??? Do you know how much computer repair costs these days? Sounds to me like she got off easy

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          Dr.Apathy, 18 Dec 2005 @ 2:37pm

          Re: chivalry isn't dead

          And in China it's even worse, with the economy out there as skewed as it is, it could cost $150 an hour to fix a computer. I don't think he was really fixing it though. Seems to me that if he's willing to steal her underwear, he's also likely to install a key logger, or something ilicit like that.

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    Jared Anderson, 16 Dec 2005 @ 2:35pm

    wow

    What an amazing story,I almost broke down in tears.;-)

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    Joe Snuffy, 16 Dec 2005 @ 3:17pm

    HUH?

    So China has never heard or the workd Stalker?

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    JOe Snuffy, 16 Dec 2005 @ 3:24pm

    Math for Dummies

    I don't know what is worse, the fact that you are all arguing over what the answer, when in fact the correct answer is "who cares?", or that I actualy read every coment that has been posted so far. Don't you all have work to do anyway?

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    Ben, 17 Dec 2005 @ 4:43am

    Um

    Right, what about the neighbour? Shouldn't she be the only one allowed to be swayed? Or did he bribe the judge off with her bra? I fail to see how this is a love story, its more like a story of obsession and unless shes fallen head over hills for him (Which always happens!), she should have grounds to sue to court if this guy in any way screws up her life with his craziness.

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