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A bloke was arrested after a brawl over a counterfeit Apple mobile led to the fatal stabbing of a con man. The fight kicked off in Zhengzhou, northern China, according to Henan province newspaper The Dahe Daily [Chinese], which published grisly CCTV footage capturing the moment of the stabbing. A 29-year-old cook surnamed …

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  1. jai
    Go

    should be more of this sort of thing

    the guy is a like a knife-wielding goddamn Batman! without the cowl and cape....

    1. Thomas 18
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      Re: should be more of this sort of thing

      Except that batman doesn't kill people.

      1. Danny 14 Silver badge

        Re: should be more of this sort of thing

        absolutely. It is usually the fall or the bullets.

      2. Elmer Phud Silver badge

        Re: should be more of this sort of thing

        Erm, that'd be the T.V. version

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Is there a jury

        In the whole world that would convict him?

        1. boltar Silver badge
          WTF?

          Re: Is there a jury

          "In the whole world that would convict him?"

          Lets get this straight - he was greedy little man who bought a gadget on the cheap from a bloke hanging around on the street (hello, didn't alarm bells ring at this point?) then gets pissed off when - surprise! - it turns out to be a knock-off. So instead of chalking it up to his own stupidity and learning a lesson he decides he's going to kill the guy but kills someone else instead.

          But suuure, I'm sure every jury on the planet would be 100% sympathetic and let him off with a cheerful wave.

          Not.

          1. Johan Bastiaansen
            Go

            Re: Is there a jury

            Yes, well, you could turn this around. If you're hanging around on the street, selling knock-offs and scamming people, one of your victims might come looking for you.

            Are you working for low-enforcement by any chance?

            I' would let him off with a cheerful wave.

            1. boltar Silver badge
              FAIL

              Re: Is there a jury

              "I' would let him off with a cheerful wave."

              Then you're a moron. Last time i looked scamming idiots didn't warrant the death penalty.

      4. dssf

        Re: should be more of this sort of thing

        He probably did. We just didn't see those episodes, hehehe.... It wouldn't have been PC in the 60s, hence BLAM, BOOF, BLOWEEE, UMMPFH...

      5. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: should be more of this sort of thing

        "Except that batman doesn't kill people."

        But he doesn't have to save them. :-)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Classic bait and switch

    Scammers are the same the world over!

  3. Kool-Aid drinker
    Coffee/keyboard

    "Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

    1. Andus McCoatover
      Windows

      "Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

      Well, chinese are not noted for...

      Maybe they just went to SpecSavers, to buy a better pair....

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

        Smaller than the average implement but more precise.

    2. YouStupidBoy
      Coat

      Re: Feng brandished his chopper and they dispersed..." <snigger>

      Presumably he stood at attention for a time, shui-ing in a passing breeze.

      Sorry, could not resist that. I'll just get me coat. That'll be the one with a couple of iphones, a half dozen rolexes and some gen-you-wine imitation Gucci shit. I'll be at your local car boot this weekend.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This implement of which you speak...

    GENUINE Sabatier was it? Cooks accept no substitute. For all your slicing and dicing needs....

    1. GitMeMyShootinIrons
      Joke

      Re: This implement of which you speak...

      He thought it was. Turned out to be a fake.

  5. Richard Jones 1
    Happy

    New Products Still Under Wraps?

    Is this the start of some new products;

    iChop

    iStab

    iResolve

    I do hope he used the right iKnife or iChopper!

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/happy_32.png

    1. FartingHippo
      Devil

      Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

      iBleed

      1. Pete Foster
        Coat

        Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

        "iBleed"

        Then you need an iPad.

        Sorry.

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    3. MrZoolook
      Stop

      Re: New Products Still Under Wraps?

      iSlice

      iNeedemergencytreatment

      iCarryaconcealedweapon

  6. Winkypop Silver badge

    A bit harsh

    Going equipped was this guys 2nd mistake.

  7. Jamie Kitson
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    Hilarious

    Two lives wasted. Hahaha.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    He should have said that he bought what he thought was a rubber knife to frighten the con-men but it turned out the person who sold him it sold a counterfeit one made from steel.

  9. Andy Watt
    Trollface

    "The second victim died a day later due to excessive blood loss."

    So there's an acceptable amount of blood loss????

    1. Oliver Mayes

      Re: "The second victim died a day later due to excessive blood loss."

      Yes, about an armful.

  10. BoxedSet

    "How long until the ambulance arrives?"

    Siri: <beepity-beep> Sorry, you are not in a registered area for that service. Have a nice day!

  11. Asher Pat

    Dog bites man with an Apple product

    New principle of journalism:

    Dog bites man, not news

    Dog bites man with any Apple product - must-print news!

  12. Lockwood

    He tried to just give a warning, but did a proper attack instead.

    He was just holding it wrong.

  13. Andy 17
    Joke

    Adds a whole new meaning to....

    Adds a whole new meaning to 'Cut Price' or 'Prices slashed'

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    stupidity knows no boundaries

    pssssst! Want a genuine brain upgrade and 1/2 the normal price?

    Really? A new iPhone for £200? You believed them? M U G!

  15. Armando 123
    Coat

    Deification

    Yes, he is now deified by us Apple fanbois and will soon be promoted to:

    Cardinal Feng!

    [woosh]

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition

    [I entirely apologize for my inability to not type that]

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hey you'd never guess what

    I sold some guy a fake iPhone for £200 down at the market the other day, you guys might want to try it out too!

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Getting worked up over 'stuff'

    It's just stuff man, get over it. Bits and bobs, things, material wotsits - it's a goddam thing for making calls and playing on games.

    Gets some perspective here people - don't get all stabby over stuff.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      HERESY! Re: Getting worked up over 'stuff'

      It's not just stuff, it's iStuff. The most wonderful, magical, orgasmic kind of Stuff. The Stuff bequeathed upon us by St. Steve and his iAngels.

  18. MissingSecurity
    Coat

    So..

    A $200 iPhone should have been a DEAD give away.

    Ill get my coat...

  19. Stratman

    Would it be in poor taste to conjure up some reference to Killer App?

  20. MrZoolook
    Go

    If only...

    ... Apple had the forethought to patent stabbing people to death. When you consider the unlimited financial penalty of patent infringement, it would be more of a deterrent then that for murder.

    Come on Apple, after all, stabbings are an old and well used method of murder, so you'll be in rich pickings for cases for years!

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