5 women reportedly stabbed in the butt for looking like attacker's ex girlfriend

The suspect admitted to his crime during police interrogation, telling the police that his attack was meant as an act of revenge towards his ex-girlfriend.

Li being arrested

Chinese police have reportedly arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing 5 random woman in the butt as he tried to find his ex-girlfriend who allegedly took money from him.

According to People's Daily Online, the suspect, only identified by his Li, knifed all victims in the buttocks in remote residential areas in Laizhou of Shandong province, eastern China.

Li said he was seeking revenge against his ex-girlfriend and he mistook the victims for his former partner.

His unusual behaviour reportedly caused a panic among female residents in Yantai who were afraid of going out alone in the evening.

Gao Changxin, captain of the local police, told Qilu Channel:

"The suspect chose women who looked very similar to his ex-girlfriends, followed them into their places of residence and stabbed them."

The police managed to track down Li after looking into some surveillance camera footage.

Li also accused his former partner of taking his bank cards and identification card when they were together.

The suspect added that he simply wanted to get these items back from his girlfriend, but he did not have her address, so he wandered around the neighbourhood in hope of finding her.

After searching around for a while, Li targeted one woman, his first victim, who he thought was his ex-girlfriend and jabbed a knife into her bottom, thus beginning the stabbing frenzy.

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