information regarding a triple-homicide that was apparently caused by one man’s annoyance with his neighbor’s yapping dog.his morning, Ningbo police released
The man, surnamed Wang, had complained about the dog’s frequent barking to his neighbor, surnamed Chen, multiple times, claiming that the animal was disturbing his sleep. However, nothing had come of these arguments.
On Wednesday afternoon, Chen’s dog began barking again. Wang went over to discuss the matter, but, again, nothing was resolved. He then went back to his own home and grabbed a knife.
Wang used that knife to stab Chen, as well as Chen’s wife, daughter, and mother. Only Chen’s mother survived the killing spree. She is in the hospital and out of life-threatening danger.
Police have arrested Wang. It’s not clear if he also killed Chen’s dog.
The case has caused a stir on Weibo with a surprising number of comments blaming the massacre on the dog’s owner.
“Many people who raise dogs are very selfish, though they feel they are very caring. It is your right to raise a dog, but you are also obligated to comply with regulations and fulfill your obligations as the dog’s owner,” reads one comment with more than 14,000 likes.
“All parties are at fault. The dog owner treated his dog like a spoiled child, but didn’t show any respect to his neighbor, so he has himself to blame,” reads another comment.