Gothamist – A 37-year-old Chinatown man was arrested yesterday and forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he allegedly held his roommate hostage and menaced him with a knife, according to police. And did we mention that the roommate ended up escaping the apartment by smashing open a window and jumping down one story in his skivvies? According to reports the two were fighting because the victim was trying to boot his attacker from the apartment. ”We heard glass break, so we looked up and saw a man in the window,” a crossing guard at the corner told the Post. “We heard him say, ‘Call the police.’” But the man wasn’t about to wait for the police to save him, so after shattering the window he climbed out and walked across the Chen Wong Restaurant awning and jumped to the ground. And yes, there was gore. “I saw him come out the window. There was a lot of blood, it looked like some ‘Hellraiser’ stuff,” the building’s super said. The man was quickly taken to Bellevue where he was treated for his injuries. Meanwhile, the roommate remained barricaded in his apartment for another three hours until he surrendered to the police a little after noon. Charges are pending.
Just remember, next time you’re mad at your roommate because he didn’t take out the garbage or he left the dishes in the sink, things could be worse. You could have a Chinaman holding you hostage with a knife. You could be jumping out of windows naked off the top of Chinese restaurant. I mean how can you expect these guys to ever figure out what to do with the TV they split when they first moved in together? Who gets to keep the couch? What about all the dishes and plates? Those situations are always awkward for roommates splitting up and thats before the naked menacing.