The following translation from Chinasmack shows how “Lin Jiaxiang” “林嘉祥” became the latest online “celebrity,” thanks to the powerful “human flesh search engines” of Chinese netizens. Mr. Lin, the 58-year-old party secretary of Shenzhen Maritime Administration, is now known as the “Weird uncle sent by the Beijing Ministry of Communications” (“北京交通部派下来的”怪叔叔) in Chinese cyberspace. (“Weird uncle” is a slang term for pedophiles.) This story has already made it to the front page of Southern Metropolis Daily today.
On the evening of October 29, 2008, a big-bellied man around 50-years-old asked an 11-year-old little girl for directions to the restroom. After the girl kindly told him, he claimed he still was not clear, and asked her to lead the way for him. Then, he grabbed her neck and tried to force her into the men’s restroom.
Below is the surveillance video recording from the Plum Garden Seafood Restaurant in Shenzhen City Nanshan District:
In the video:
1. The young girl is seen leading the man with the big belly wearing a white shirt to the restroom.
2. Awhile later, the girl is seen running the other direction back into the restaurant.
3. She returns with her parents and brother to find the man and talk to the restaurant manager.
4. The mother and children first return to their dining room.
5. An argument occurs between the man and the girl’s father while the wait staff look on.
At first, the parents found the woman who was dining with the man to ask him where he is. The woman (also wearing white) claimed not to know anything and tried to leave. Then the over 50-year-old man with the big belly wearing a white shirt came out of the toilet. To everyone’s surprise, he said:
“I did it, so what? How much money do you want, give me a price. I will pay it!”
Arrogantly pushing and pointing at the girl’s father, he also said:
“Do you know who I am? I was sent here by the Beijing Ministry of Communications, my level is the same as your mayor. So what if I pinched a little child’s neck? Who the fuck are you people to me?! You dare fuck with me? Just watch how I am going to deal with you.”
Soon after the surveillance video clips were released online, netizens identified the person in the video and posted his photos in chatrooms and forums. Mr. Lin is currently under investigation by the Shenzhen police.
The following photos are from Tianshandaolang’s blog: