Man kills self after girlfriend won't stop shopping

Chinese couple had been shopping for 5 hours when man reached his limit

Published On: Dec 09 2013 03:21:04 PM EST

A Chinese man jumped seven stories to his death after his girlfriend refused to stop shopping.

Tao Hsiao, 38, had been shopping with his girlfriend at the Golden Eagle International Shopping Center in Xuzhou, China, when she asked to go to one more shoe store, according to Gawker.

The pair had been shopping for five hours.

And, police say, he finally reached his limit.

"He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime and it was pointless buying any more," an eyewitness said, according to the Daily Mail. "She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument."

The fight ended when Tao threw the pair's shopping bags down and jumped over a balcony, smashing into Christmas decorations before hitting the floor below, CCTV reported.

Tao was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.