If you’re trying to sleep and someone in the room is snoring, you may want to kill them. Usually though, you throw a pillow at the loud roommate or bury your head underneath your own pillow. Unfortunately, for one noisy sleeper in China, his roommate went with the (attempted) murder route.
The incident occurred in the middle of February. According to police, the situation involved a Mr. Hong and a Mr. Wang. The two men were factory workers at a machine shop in Wenzhou City, China. Wang, 46-years-old, and Hong, 47-years-old, worked next to each other on the factory floor. According to their coworkers, the two men got along well and had a lot in common. One thing they had in common was that they were both loud snorers. Additionally, both men lived in the factory dormitory.
At first, Hong and Wang had separate roommates. However, their coworkers soon complained to the factory manager about how loudly Wang and Hong snored. As a result, the manager tried to solve the problem by making the two share the same bedroom. As one might guess, neither man was happy about this and began complaining that they could not sleep due to the other’s snoring.
Relations between the two men quickly deteriorated. The situation eventually escalated to Hong attacking Wang with a butcher knife. Video footage of the attack shows a half-naked Wang running down a dark hallway. He holds his blanket across his back in an effort to shield his body. Stalking after him, while holding the knife and a flashlight, is Hong. Eventually, Wang collapses in the corner of the hall and Hong repeatedly strikes the fallen man with the knife.
Other factory workers heard Wang’s screams of terror and pain. They called the police, who quickly arrived on the scene. They arrested Hong and sent Wang to the hospital. At the hospital, Wang received treatment for severe wounds to his face, back, and legs. Meanwhile, Hong faces criminal charges for inflicting Grade II injuries under China’s Standards for Assessing the Extent of Bodily Injuries.