May 26th, 2010

Epic Suicide Success in Budapest

suicide-non-fail.jpgWe begin this holiday-shortened week’s coverage with a rather gruesome follow-up to our report last week on the epic suicide fail in Böhönye. At around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night Budapest police were called in to deal with a man who had scaled the Szabadság Híd, one of the most popular places in town for people to kill themselves, or at least to prepare to kill themselves and then change their minds at the last moment. Well, as the picture to the left indicates, the man in question doesn’t seem to have been ambivalent. After dousing himself with some kind of flammable liquid, he set fire to himself and then jumped off the pylon, landing on the walkway below. No arguing with that. [index.hu]

UPDATE: Video after… the jump.

Ooof.

And here is what people were saying back before we forced readers to use Facebook to comment. Weren't those the days?
  1. david says:

    I suggest you skip that video and watch it up close and scary here http://www.vasnepe.hu/belfoldi/20100522_leugrott_a_szabadsag_hidrol

  2. Koermendi says:

    Jaj… My hometown paper, there when you need it.

  3. Fidel Funk says:

    Christ what an ass hole!

  4. Erik says:

    Woah, do NOT watch that second vid if you’re at all
    squeamish. Anyway, for sure it proves this guy was
    not fucking around…

  5. Fidel Funk says:

    what a shit place fuckin hungary is, how can anybody publish death
    porn like this, fuck i just hate hungary so intensely, racist fuckin
    shithole!

  6. Erik says:

    @Fidel: Well, death porn is hardly a Hungarian
    invention or obsession. Look at the front page of
    any big UK tabloid and you’ll see way more death,
    dismemberment and general mayhem than in the local
    tabs here. Still, I have to say I’d draw the line at
    embedding that second video, which is just too much.

  7. Túl Drága says:

    Very bad. I guess he found out his little sister worked as a prostitute in Germany since 4 years and he couldn’t stand the fact. How unhungarian.

  8. These stupid climbers cost a lot of money. Police, Fire Dept., Paramedics, closing the bridge, wasting everyone’s time.

    Luckily there’s a quick and inexpensive solution: snipers. One bullet and the show is over. Put up a warning sign in all civilized languages (English and Hungarian), so only idiots will climb up. If they do, call 911sniper. I’ll do it for free as a service to the good people of Budapest.

    http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/7830/haloup8.jpg

  9. john says:

    @shoot to kill: LMFAO!

  10. bla says:

    Or maybe just post signs on the bridges politely asking people to jump into the water , that should do the trick.

 
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