This man tried to dodge his hotel bill by climbing out his 19th floor window

YouTube / People's Daily, China

Hotels can be pricey, but most would happily pay that and more if it meant avoiding a risky climb from a high-rise window.

But a man in China has different priorities.

Edge-of-your seat footage appears to show him trying to flee a hotel bill by escaping through a window roughly 19 floors up.

It is an agonising watch as he dangles from a telephone wire at a giddying height.

But it gets worse - according to China Daily, he was swinging dangerously near high-voltage power lines.

Though his escape from his hotel didn't work out, he was rescued from a worse fate as firefighters eventually got him down.

HT Mashable

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