A tour guide is being hunted by Beijing authorities after he was videoed threatening sightseers with a knife because they failed to buy enough overprice crap from shops they were taken to.
Shanghai Daily reports:
A tourist from Tianjin filmed the 25-second video while on a tour to visit the Badaling Great Wall and Thirteen Tombs of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) on Wednesday. But the group spent seven hours at six shops where they were hounded to buy, Beijing News reported.
By noon, they group hadn’t spent enough, so the driver refused to transport them and the tour guide, surnamed Meng, started spouting dirty words. The video shows Meng shouting at a tourist, “You get off! I will kill you,” while trying to reach the tourist with a knife.
The whistleblower said the group signed up for the tour, which purportedly operated by China International Travel Service. Several officials from Beijing CITS said they didn’t employ Meng or operate the bus the tourists took, and suspected Meng illegally started the business under the name of CITS, the paper reported.
Officials stated that neither Meng or the bus he transported tourists in were licensed by Beijing tourism authorities.
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