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Fortune Teller Fails To See Return Of Unhappy Customer

Fortune Teller Fails To See Return Of Unhappy Customer

A fortune teller failed to see what was coming when he was hacked to death in the street by an angry former client who demanded his money back claiming the psychic's prediction had ruined his life.

Superstitious Peng Guo-yong had gone to see self-styled mystic Pang Liang-guo to celebrate his 21st birthday more than a decade ago, and had been told that unless he became a monk, he would be dead by his 28th birthday.

Devastated by the news but accepting his fate, he had broken up with his girlfriend and signed up for a decade of piety and prayer, moving to live in a remote Buddhist temple. But at the age of 31 he decided that he had had enough of piety and even if it meant that he was to die, he was going back to the real world of materialistic things.

When he did not die, he realised he had been had by the mystic and tracked him down to demand the fortune teller to return the substantial amount of money that had been paid for the prediction, and apologise.

Police spokesman Ning Yen, in the city of Nanchong in south-western China’s Sichuan province, said: "Witnesses say he was very angry and demanded the return of the substantial sum of money he had paid to Pang for his prediction.

"But when the fortune teller didn't pay, he stabbed and slashed him several times with two knives. The fortune teller died on the spot.

Peng is in custody facing murder charges.

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