So Im running away from the first handyman you come across in the game. this is my 2nd time through and im on 1999 mode. basically just trying to kill the guy. i havent taken any shots yet just running around for like 4 mins cause i was having a convo with a friend at same time so i didnt pay attention to game. Anyways the handy man auto died.. i restart checkpoint and do it again.. same outcome.. i did this 5 times and same outcome.. different time intervals he autodied though.
I encountered this on my second playthrough 1999 mode. The Handyman in Finks office area just died when I was running from him. I didn't damage him at all I made a tesla coil appear, ran to it and he died before I even got to it.
Well after you defeat one this happens ''Thick bundles of cables run from their limbs to a pair of conductors on their backs. (Upon defeating a Handyman, the conductors will overload and send a blast of electricity around the area, however, this does not harm the player.)'' Maybe it's a glitch.
This happened to me on my 1999 mode playthrough. The second handyman died while I was running around killing everyone else, never hurt him myself. Then the first siren fight autodied while she was in one corner of the map and I was in the opposite killing corpses.