Ma Wencong’s Mercedes-Benz GL450 in Wenzhou on September 18th.
Near Wenzhou’s No.14 Middle School on West Jiangbin Road (江滨西路) two nights ago at around 10pm, 19-year-old Ma Wenzong (马文总) assaulted the 18-month-old daughter of a shopkeeper during an altercation involving his Mercedes Benz GL450 SUV. While a bystander tried to block the path of the vehicle, Ma shouted out “My dad is the mayor!” (我爸是市长!), enraging the assembled onlookers in what looks to be the second Rich Brat Who Can’t Drive Incident in one week.
The incident reportedly began when Ma’s Mercedes SUV crushed the storefront signage of shopkeeper Liu Xiuying (刘秀英). After the two exchanged words, Ma rushed into Liu’s store, and smashed a landline phone that sat atop a counter on the ground, before then using the store’s calculator to repeatedly smack the head of Liu’s 18-month-old daughter until blood was drawn.
At this point, Ma panicked and tried to escape in his SUV, but was blocked by bystander Wu Xiaodan (吴哓丹), who demanded that Ma “explain himself”. Ma responded by attempting to drive away, and caught Wu’s thigh underneath a wheel. Witnesses report that the SUV then reversed over Wu’s thigh after rolling over it the first time.
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10 bystanders then came out and surrounded the vehicle, whereupon he shouted the five characters that he’ll forever be known for. Police eventually arrived, only to leave promptly after declaring both Ma and his girlfriend, who was in the vehicle during the entire incident, were not driving drunk.
The apparent failure to administer justice enraged the gathered onlookers, who at this point coalesced into a mob of a hundred or so people that surrounded Ma and demanded that he undergo further blood tests to determine whether he’d been drunk. Extra police were required to disperse the crowd, who were eventually appeased after authorities arrived four and a half hours after calls for a blood test were first made. Ma was then whisked away to a local police station, and is currently under detention in Wenzhou’s Lucheng district (鹿城区).
Wu Xiaodan suffered multiple fractures in his leg after being run over by Ma’s Mercedes, and Liu’s Xiuying’s daughter looks to be in stable condition, judging by photographs taken at scene following the incident.
Meanwhile, it was revealed later that Ma is merely the son of a local businessman, rather than Zhao Yide (赵一德), the Mayor of Wenzhou.
It doesn’t come as much of surprise that a 19-year-old was cruising around with a GL450, which has a modest sticker price that hovers in the neighborhood of 1.5 million RMB ($235,000 USD) for the 2011 model. Wenzhou and the rest of Zhejiang are known for having their fair share of wealthy types who splurge on cars, with an accident in 2009 involving a 20-year-old Porsche driver highlighting the extent to which kids had it made in the wealthy coastal province.
We think it’s a good thing that Ma doesn’t lack for testicular fortitude, given his willingness to tell blatant lies and attack infant children. That sort of moxie should certainly serve him well when the cell door slams shuts in his face for the long haul.
Information from Sohu.com