Man Mistakenly Beaten For Playing Mobile Games On Bus

Mobile games are great; they allow people to game pretty much everywhere. From gaming during the daily commute to gaming while waiting for the bus, mobile games can enrich people's daily lives. Sadly, for one man in China the joys of playing mobile games had lead to an undeserved beating.

According to China's GuangMing Daily, a young man was beaten in Jilin, the capital city of Shandong province for playing on his phone while riding the bus.

The young man, who is unnamed, was casually minding his own business playing on his mobile phone. He got on the number 45 bus and continued to play his game. According to the bus driver, Mr Liu, after about short period of time there was a loud commotion on the bus.

"I turned around to see what was going on and then I saw a young man being roughed up by a another man and young lady standing to the side," said Liu.

The bus driver stopped the bus and proceeded to find out what was going on. The young lady in question told the bus driver that the young man had been taking pictures of her with his smartphone ever since he got on the bus. The young woman had called the young man a pervert and another bus rider took to her aid and started to beat on the young man.

"There are still seats in the back and he's standing so close to me," said the young woman. "His phone kept going 'click, click, click', he's a pervert".

Still being roughed up by the other bus rider the young man asserted his innocence claiming he was too busy with his game to take pictures of the girl.

"I was into my game," said the young man. "I didn't even notice that seats had opened up."

The young man was able to prove his innocence by showing his phone to the bus driver and the young woman and proving that there were no photos of the girl. He even showed that the same clicking sounds came from the mobile game he was playing. Sadly, he was beaten before he could prove his innocence.

[男子公交车玩手游 被误认偷拍美女险被打] [Guangming Daily via Tencent]

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    This is why I hate vigilantism. All too often innocent people are accused of wrong doing and are usually attacked. It would be frightening and violating to be a woman and think some perv was photographing you surreptitiously, but what she should have done was explain that to the driver and he could have acted, like he eventually had to.

    Sexism at its finest.. People just seem to like assuming the worst of guys just because they are guys

      Shh, Patricia will write an article about you.

        I am not to sure on who that is... Can i be smoking pipe in the article? I'm not a fan of the cigarette on a stick and not many villian girls get pipes so if im written about badly i would like to have a pipe to emphasise my evil.. And maybe a spinny chair with a cat? The cat also needs a pipe, and maybe a fake mustache..

        Last edited 24/05/13 7:17 am

    I'm surprised no one recorded the incident on their phone...

      considering what happened to the guy that actually didnt record, I'm not surprised no one did

    And everyone else just stood around and watched. I hate these stories, they sadden me

    Replace bus with strippers and gaming with sms and this is how they react if you get your phone out at all lol.

      "He got on the number 45 stripper and continued to play his SMS. According to the stripper driver, Mr Liu, after about short period of time there was a loud commotion on the stripper."

      you're right, the articles better already.

    Hasn't there already been an incident like this? If I was the bus driver I wouldve just kicked them all out.

    People who play mobile games on public transport with sound effects able to be heard by other passengers deserve any beating they get.

      that and keypad tones - how is it that the same users who have keypad tones enabled are the same ones who don't use Swiftkey or similar so every text is hundreds of 'boop's ?

    Reminds me of the recent story of a shady character in England (I forget where exactly) who was observed by the public suspiciously loitering at a public park and taking pictures of children over the period of several days. They called the authorities and the guy was arrested as a suspected pedophile. Turns out he was fitness buff using his phone to record his exercise routine.

    I think the real question we all want an answer too is, what game was he playing?

    Deserves to be beaten for playing a game with audio on the bus. If you're going to use audio, put headphones in!

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