Customer Decapitates Restaurant Owner Over A 44 Cent Noodle Dispute

An irate customer chopped the head off a restaurant owner Saturday for overcharging him for his noodles.

Identified as Mr. Hu, the 22-year-old migrant worker from Sichuan Province downed three bowls of noodles at a restaurant in Wuhan, Hubei, China. After discovering the owner had charged him an extra 14 cents per bowl, which the 42-year-old owner denied, Hu attacked the man. During the altercation, he grabbed a knife and beheaded the owner, reports the South China Morning Post.

Witnesses nearby watched in horror as Mr. Hu hacked Mr. Yao, the restaurant owner, to death.

Hu dropped the man’s head in a small trashcan outside.

The restaurant owner had a 13-year-old son, and his friends called him an honest man who would never intentionally overcharge a customer, reports the Shanghaiist.

The young man, as indicated by his crime, was mentally disturbed. He spent six months in a psychiatric hospital and shocked his family with acts of violence. He even physically assaulted his own parents.

At the psychiatric hospital, Hu was diagnosed with the second-highest level of “mental impairment.”

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