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Boy cuts high-rise worker's safety rope

GUIZHOU, China (WOAI) -- A worker in southern China was left hanging from 100 feet up the side of a high-rise apartment building when a 10-year-old boy, apparently annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, decided to cut the safety line on the man's rappelling apparatus. The boy was trying to watch cartoons.

"I shouted at him to stop, but he didn't listen and soon after, the rope was broken," the worker told Chinese new outlet Xinhua. "That's when I called to my workmate for help."

Forty minutes later, several firemen rescued the worker from his precarious position. Police questioned the boy, who eventually admitted to his actions. The kid's dad came home and apologized to the worker.

Xinhua says in his eighth-floor apartment in Guizhou province as the worker was outside installing lighting. So, the boy took a knife and sliced through the rope that allows the worker to move up and down.

When I was using the electric drill, I felt my lower rope shaking. Then I saw the boy cutting the rope with a knife, said the worker. I shouted at him to stop, but he didn't listen and soon after the rope was broken. That's when I called to my workmate for help.

After speaking with police, the boy finally admitted to what he did. His father was called to come back home from work. He apologized to the worker on behalf of his son and compensated him with a new safety rope.

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