Okay – so someone in Hollywood really needs to make this movie. I mean, you can’t make this stuff up.
Hitman hires hitman who hires hitman who hires hitman who hires hitman who tells police
The final hitman was insulted at the money he had been offered (Picture: AFP) The final hitman was insulted at the money he had been offered (Picture: AFP)
Five hitmen have been jailed for attempted murder after each one avoided carrying out the contract themselves so they could make a profit.
Chinese businessman Tan Youhui was looking for a hitman to take out a competitor, Wei Mou, and was willing to pay 2 million yuan (£218,000) to get the job done.
The hitman that Mr Youhui hired decided to offer the job to another hitman for half the original price. The second hitman then subcontracted to another hitman, who then subcontracted to a fourth, who gave the job to a fifth.
However, hitman number five was so incensed at how much the value of the contract had fallen, that he told the target to fake his own death, which eventually led to the police finding out about the plot, Beijing News reported.
The businessman and the hapless assassins were all convicted of attempted murder by the court in Nanning, Guangxi, following a trial that lasted three years. The original dispute occurred in 2013, when Wei decided to sue real estate developer Youhui.