Recently, at a parking lot in Guangzhou, a female scammer was caught on surveillance camera trying to push a child — presumably, her own son — into the side of an oncoming vehicle. However, the woman’s plans are ruined when the van quickly brakes and the boy fails to fall down in exaggerated mock agony.
From there, the woman takes matters into her own hands, sprawling out in front of the vehicle and having an apparent conniption while a nearby food delivery guy steps up to look after the kid.
The woman is one of the opportunistic individuals in China who practice the traditional art of pengci (碰瓷), a term that refers to those fearless scammers who throw themselves in front of cars hoping to win some compensation money from drivers. Netizens hope that her son will not follow in his mom’s footsteps.