On November 20, three little boys helped an elderly woman who had fallen in Sichuan.
The woman, surnamed Jiang, then accused the boys of pushing her and claimed damages for her medical care–over 20,000 RMB for a fractured hip bone. A Public Security Bureau investigation found that Ms. Jiang did indeed fall and that her behavior constituted extortion. While legally this accusation should lead to seven days of administrative detention, Ms. Jiang was deemed too old for this punishment. Recalling past instances of good Samaritans victimized by the elderly, many netizens conclude that “it isn’t that old people are becoming bad, it’s that bad people are getting old.”