I witnessed something pretty crazy last night. I was waiting for my GF near ChengChi University in Muzha to go eat dinner. Accross from the bus stop is a Mac Donalds. So I am waiting minding my own business when all of sudden there is a loud crash and broken glass at the entrance of Mac Daonalds. I see this 20 some year old guy (pretty big guy too) totally thrashing the lobby of Mac Donalds. He flipped out! He was throwing trays, cups, tearing down displays, breaking glass and yelling like a mad man!
This of course drew a crowd of curious spectators…but no one was doing anything. I was tempted to call 119…but i speak virtually no mandarin…which leads me to wonder if the operators of emergency lines can speak english? Anyways, the guy took off down the street yelling and bleeding from his hand. The employees looked shocked and started to clean up the mess…and boy what a big mess it was! The place was trashed!
About 5 minutes later the guy comes back…still in a rage…and attempts to enter Mac Donalds again. What I saw blew me away:
A female employee body blocked him from going in. She was like 1/2 his size. I thought for sure she was putting herself in a world of danger and I started to cross the street to see if I could help restrain the guy when all of a sudden he broke down and started sobbing. While he cried she seemed to be comforting him and gently holding his arm brought him away from the store to the corner of the steet.
The police arrived after about 15 minutes into the whole ordeal which surprised me. One cop actually drew his gun amongst the now huge crowd that had assembled to watch. The other cop looked like he told him to holster his weapon and they started to talk to some of the employees. They didnt go near the sobbing crazy guy or try to assist the poor girl that was helping him. 10 minutes later an ambulance arrived. The police talked to the paramedics and they escorted the guy back into Mac Donalds. They were showing him the damage and yelling at him! Wouldnt this just agrivate him more??? They then got a book bag that he left behind, put him in the ambulance, and drove off. Two cops stayed behind to take pictures. Then my Girlffriend showed up and we talked about the fiasco over dinner.
I was shocked at a couple of things:
1.) No one even attempte dto assist the girl who was body blocking the crazy guy.
2.) The police didnt do any kind of crowd control at all…the guy could have flipped out and taken down any number of folks and kids standing near by.
3.) They yelled at the guy for thrashing the restaurant and took him back inside without restraints amongst customers and employees still in the restaurant!
In all, the only one hurt was the guy himself, thank goodness. But the way the police handled things, there could have been many more people hurt.