Migrant Worker Drops Money, Looted by Surrounding Passersby

A Chinese migrant worker who dropped his money on the street and had passersby loot most of it.

The migrant worker who lost his money.

From NetEase:

Migrant Worker’s Almost 20,000 Yuan in Wages Scattered & Looted by Passers-by, Only 3,000-Some Yuan Left

This afternoon [February 3], a migrant worker accidentally spilled over 10,000 yuan he was carrying with him on the ground at the intersection of Beidi Road and Xiehe Road [in Shanghai]. Seeing this, passers-by around him looted the money. In the end, this migrant worker only recovered 3,700 yuan.

At noon past 12 o’clock, when city resident Mr. Yu was walking past the intersection of Beidi Road and Xiehe Road, he saw many Renminbi [RMB] flying in the air and a group of people snatching the money in the wind at the intersection, while a man with the appearance of a migrant worker was half-kneeling, asking everyone to return the money to him. “The migrant worker was saying that this was a year’s worth of blood and sweat money.” Mr. Yu says he asked some people to give back the money, and some people did return the money to that migrant worker, but some people just took the money and left. “When some people returned the money to him, he’d sit on the ground and kowtow.”

According to witness Miss Huang, there were several dozen people looting the money, most of which were wearing the same blue stripped clothing. “In less than a minute, all the money was gone.”

As it is understood, this migrant worker was riding a scooter on his way to the bank to make a deposit, originally planning to deposit the 17,000-some yuan into the bank, but accidentally spilled the money on the street. He himself picked up 3,000 yuan with those picked up by passersby and returned to him only amounting to 700 yuan.

Comments from NetEase:

骑驴找猪猪 [网易河南省洛阳市网友]:

They’ll [Shanghainese] say it was all looted by waidiren

网易广东省深圳市南山区网友 ip:218.18.*.*: (responding to above)

Yes, the moral characters of Shanghainese are all very high, all motherfuckers, those who looted the money must’ve been waidiren, maybe even foreigners!

江薄郎 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

I suggest all migrants workers don’t go out and work next year, and just have fun at home for a year. I bet by all of China will be in chaos. I guarantee the mayors, provincial governors, and even the central government will come out to beg you to go work. We must let them know just who are indeed the greatest [most important] people in China…

山姆猫大叔 [网易北京市朝阳区网友]:

Dare you reveal the video of the looting to the public? Let’s see which people from which area looted the most.

广东大头哥 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

Humanity’s trash: The Chinese people.

小跟班买了块表 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

Pathetic and shameful Shanghainese.

鄙视科比 [网易广东省广州市网友]: (responding to above)

In Shanghai, half of the population are waidiren, and you just indiscriminately accuse Shanghainese people as being bad, so you’re the one who is pathetic and shameful.

网易山东省济南市手机网友 211.137.*.*:

Shanghainese are garbage! [They’re] anti-outsiders!

fangzhengdal [网易黑龙江省哈尔滨市网友]: (responding to above)

Garbage! Anti-outsiders!

网易上海市徐汇区网友 116.232.*.*: (responding to above)

We don’t have the habit of welcoming outsiders here.

另一个中国 [网易广东省惠州市网友]: (responding to above)

You guys only have the habit of welcoming foreigners there.

丹丹天然呆 [网易上海市黄浦区网友]: (responding to above)

[You guys] like being fucked by foreigners.

小强射灰机 [网易山西省朔州市网友]: (responding to above)

Shanghainese women like black people.

19524 [网易广东省珠海市手机网友]: (responding to above)

Black bananas are so long and curved.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯网友 大漠孤烟:

Poor guy who lost his money. The lamentable people who looted the money, a bunch of cold-blooded animals.

腾讯广州市网友 迪风:

Hehe, a population this ugly and hypocritical, a collective where the bottom levels of society bullies each other, and yet it yells about destroying little Japan. This reminds me of the 2 elementary school students I saw while riding my bike at the park the other day, going on and on about Mercedes Benzes and BMWs. Have our country’s people been destroyed by money? I’m not a noble person, I too chase after money, but at least I don’t build my happiness upon other people’s suffering. [To live] in a [society] where one dares not help up an old person when he falls, where one can’t go “beyond the reasonable” in self-defense against the bad guys, and where all kinds of freak incidents happen, truly makes one speechless.

腾讯网友 戈壁苍狼:

And this is supposed to be the civilized and moral Shanghainese???

腾讯网友 法制记者:

Robbing the blood and sweat money of migrant workers is immoral! May those who didn’t return the money have no descendants [die out]!

腾讯厦门市网友 地球危险:

Why would he withdraw it from the bank and then go back just to deposit it again? The handling charge at most is only 50 yuan, and at least it’d be safe.

[Note: There’s another version on the internet saying that this migrant worker had just withdrawn the money from the bank instead of being on his way to deposit it.]

腾讯网友 装饰的鲜花一: (responding to above)

It’s not easy for a migrant worker to earn 50 yuan.

腾讯网友 yoyo囡囡:

Robbing his blood and sweat money… Those who use it will all get their just deserts [be punished for it]… It’s not that you won’t be punished… It’s just that the time hasn’t yet come… And when the time does come, you’ll get all that’s coming to you… Using his hard-earned money… Even if you aren’t be punished for it in this lifetime… your descendants will be punished for you… Look to the long term…

腾讯网友 一叶浮萍:

From this we can see just how noble the characters of our compatriots are.

腾讯网友 吴尚宇:

No wonder the little devils [Japanese] don’t even care about China.

腾讯邢台市网友 警察:

I wish those who looted the money won’t live through this year, but instead be dead in hell!

腾讯云浮市网友 海风:

Accidentally fell, and the money in his hand had been blown away by the wind. Even if you fall, the money wouldn’t scatter. He’s just a fool, deserved it!

An update from Sina Weibo:

@网络新闻联播: Man who Lost Money Receives 2,900 Yuan Donation, Remains at Scene Hoping for Money to be Returned: 17,600 yuan in cash scattered on the ground and blown away by the wind, with some picking it up and returning it, with others picking it up and leaving… Yesterday [February 3] afternoon, this scene that happened on a Shanghai street stirred up public discussion. On the morning of the 4th, Little Qin, the man who had lost his money, came to the scene of the incident again, hoping that the city residents who picked up his money will return it. So far, 6,600 yuan of his total 17,600 yuan has been recovered, in addition to which, he has also received 2,900 yuan in donations. (

Little Qin is waiting for his money to be returned.
Xiao Qin returned to the scene of the incident, waiting in hopes of encountering those who picked up his money.

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.


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