An Online Vendor Travelled More Than 800KM To Beat Up A Customer For Her Bad Review
An online vendor from southeastern Jiangsu Province was so furious at one of his customer who had filed a complaint against him that he travelled some 860km to Zhengzhou just to beat her up
According to a report in Shanghaiist, the incident happened last month after the customer, who was not identified, had filed her complaint on 23 December, complaining that her clothing order had not been shipped on time by the Taobao vendor, Zhang.
The Taobao vendor, who didn't appreciate the woman's complaint against him, started threatening her by making calls and sending messages, including death threats.
The customer, however, chose to ignore the vendor's threats. And on 27 December, she received a call that her package had arrived. She was instructed to pick the item up at a nearby pick-up station. While she was waiting there, the vendor assaulted her.
The assault was captured on security cameras from outside of the station. The footage shows the Taobao vendor slapping the unsuspecting woman several times before kicking her in the knee.
As a result of the assault, the woman suffered a concussion, fractures in her left elbow and light injuries over her face and body
While the woman was getting treated for her injuries in hospital, she received a message from Zhang, the vendor, who claimed that he had travelled all night from Suzhou, more than 500 miles away, just so he could "teach her a lesson".
The vendor was arrested on 6 January and has been given a 10-day detention. Meanwhile, his Taobao store has been suspended.
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