According to the official Weibo news of the Chengdu Municipal Public Security Bureau’s Pidu District Bureau, some netizens recently reported that a man was photographed in Chengdu, Sichuan, climbing a telegraph pole at night to do sit-ups. After discovering the situation, the local area carried out an emergency power outage in time to avoid danger, and two 10kV lines were forced to power out, which involved tens of thousands of households. On February 23, Chengdu Pidu police issued a notice:
At about 19 o’clock on February 21, the Pidu police received a report from the public that: a man climbed onto the top of a high-voltage utility pole at the intersection of North and South Avenues in Pidu District. His emotions aroused crowds and caused traffic jams. After receiving the report, the police immediately arrived at the scene and notified the power department to cut off the power supply. After 4 hours of persuasion and education, they were successfully persuaded. After investigation, the man Wu (22 years old, from Dazhou City, Sichuan Province) deliberately climbed up the high-voltage poles to vent his dissatisfaction because of a dispute with others. Because his behavior seriously disrupted public order and endangered public safety, Wu has been detained by our bureau according to law, and the case is being further processed.
The police reminded that when facing disputes, they should be calm and rational, and must not take excessive or extreme behavior. The police will resolutely investigate and deal with acts that disrupt social order, endanger public safety, and harm public interests.
At present, the young man is under criminal detention. If nothing happens, according to Article 293 of the Criminal Law, the young man is already suspected of the crime of provoking troubles, and what he is waiting for will be sanctions by law. Sit-ups, let alone electrocution, in case the foot is not hooked, it will directly hang people on the plane after turning 360 degrees. The character of this young man is absolutely extreme. The boy’s behavior caused tens of thousands of households to lose power, which severely disrupted the public order, and was of great social harm. At the same time, the local power supply department took emergency measures to save the boy to avoid danger, which directly caused certain losses. In summary, with regard to behaviors that challenge the bottom line of the public through selective suicide, rights protection, and venting of dissatisfaction through social public interests, it should be clarified through legislation, that is, self-harm behavior does not require social assistance, and its behavior should be borne by itself, including but not Limited to criminal and civil. There is no need to use damage to other interests to preserve the interests of the self-harming perpetrator, and the self-harming perpetrator needs to bear all social compensation responsibilities and all losses caused.