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Man stabs vendor to death after purchasing fake iPhone

If you thought the worst that could happen to those who deal in fake merchandise was an arrest, think again.

February 28, at noon, a murder happened near the 27 Plaza in Zhengzhou city.  Two hours later, the police arrested the suspect Mr. Feng.  Reporter learned from the police station, 29-year-old Feng had bought a fake Apple IPhone from a dealer in the street.  When he found out that the IPhone was fake he carried a kitchen knife with him to the plaza, and was looking for the crook seller in the 27 Plaza for several days. In the process of looking for the person sold him the phone, he bumped into another group of fake cellphone dealers and started a dispute with them.  In rage, Feng stabbed one of them to death with his kitchen knife.

Netizen first posted an entry on Weibo, “12:50 pm, murder near the 27 Plaza” and a picture, one man lying on the floor covered with blood. At 1:07 another entry “Life is too fragile and short, when 120 and the police came it was too late.”

Reporter learned from the police station, major artery was cut on victim Li’s right leg, Li died of excessive bleeding.  Another victim named Zhang Guofeng was sent to the hospital.

On February 25, when Feng was looking at cell phones at a mobile phone shop in the 27 Plaza, a man approached him with an Apple IPhone.  He said it was a genuine Apple IPhone, he could take it too the Apple retailer for verification if Feng doubted him.  Feng took a look at the phone; it looked exactly the same as the IPhone.  After some bargaining, the two agreed on the price of 2000 yuan.

The man then asked Feng to wait there and he would go get a new phone for him. A few minutes later, the man handed over Feng a “new Apple iPhone” to Feng with a cell phone cover on it.  Feng was very satisfied that the seller even gave him a sell phone cover for free.  The seller took the money and left in a hurry.

After the man was gone, Feng opened his new phone and noticed it was very different from a real IPhone, and then he realized that he was deceived, but that man had disappeared without a trace.

In the police station interrogation room, the reporter met with the suspect Feng, he did not yet know that the guy he stabbed on the right leg was already dead.

Feng said, he was very upset after being cheated and became more and more raged, so he decided to take justice into his own hands.   On the same day, he took the fake IPhone with him and went back to the place where the man sold him the phone.  When he walked in front of a Tianran mall the saw a group of people surrounding a young man and they appeared to be doing a business transaction.  He walked closer and saw this young man was sold of an Apple IPhone and he also paid 2000 yuan.  The group people swiftly disappeared after the transaction.

Feng saw the young man’s cell phone had the same color and style as the fake cell phone he bought.  So he determined that this group was the associates of the same guy who sold him the fake phone.  Feng then went look for this group of people together with this young man

Finally, Feng found the group of dealers, but the man who sold him the fake phone was not in this group. Feng took out the kitchen knife and yelled to one of them, “Give us back the money, or else I will stab you to death!”  The man saw the knife so he gave back the 2000 yuan to the young man. The young man got the money and left.

Ever since he was sold the fake phone, Feng would go to the 27 Plaza everyday, hoping to find that one crook.

February 28, Feng came near Tianran Mall again and bumped into the same group of people who sold the phone to the young man on the 25th.  This group of people said provokingly “Man, still haven’t found your phone yet?”.  “I must find (him)!”  Feng answered stubbornly.  However the answer angered this group of people.  They surrounded Feng and began to beat him up.  Angry Feng took out his kitchen knife and waved at these people.  He stabbed one of them (Zhang Guofeng) in the chest and abdomen in panic, then the others started to run away.  Infuriated Feng caught up to one of them (Li) and stabbed him in the legs several times then fled the scene.

According to Feng, he has never seen the man that he stabbed in the leg before that day but he was sure that he also attacked him. Due to so many people were beating him, he could not remember the situation clearly at the time.

The police said the case is under further investigation.

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.


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