Meet The Man Who Almost Got Away With Having 17 Girlfriends

Man with many women

It’s hard out there for a pimp, especially when there are so many careless drivers out on the road. A Chinese man going only by Mr. Yuan is probably going to take his safety a little more seriously now that he’s not only landed in the hospital after a car accident, but is about to face the wrath of his 17 girlfriends, none of whom knew about each other until the hospital called.

The South China Morning Post reports that Yuan had led some of his girlfriend along for years and even got financial support from several. But now that they know about each other, it’s unlikely that Yuan will be met with any forgiveness:

“I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital,” Xiao Li, who has been seeing Mr Yuan for 18 months, told the local Xiaoxiang Chen Bao paper. “But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn’t cry any more.” She says other women have given him financial support, with one handing over money for nine years. Another girlfriend told the paper that she had already started planning their wedding.

It’s unclear how or why the hospital called all 17 women (it seems unlikely that Yuan would have just handed over all their names), but all sorts of information will likely come out now that the police are investigating the romeo for fraud. Aside from collecting money from his unwitting girlfriends, Yuan has fathered a child with (at least) one.

While some are outraged by Yuan’s deceit, The BBC reports that others are impressed with his ability to keep all the women separate for so long. It probably involved a complicated set of spreadsheets.

(Via South China Morning Post)