An 11-year-old kid who decided to have a bit of fun by scratching nine cars on the streets of Xi’an on July 8 was caught red-handed by the owner of a Mercedes-Benz which had fallen victim to the vandalism. The car was reported to worth over three million RMB.
The car owner said he was resting in the vehicle when he heard a scratching sound. He opened the door and was stunned to see a little hooligan carving into his beloved ride with a drill bit. The car is a limited edition Mercedes-Benz Carlsson, and apparently, there are only 999 of them in the world.
The owner of the Mercedes told reporters that he bought the car 13 years ago for three million RMB. He said the repair work will most likely cost him over 10,000 RMB, but he was more saddened to see his precious vehicle defaced.
The pre-teen vandal was brought to the police station and his parents are now carrying out negotiations on compensations with affected car owners. Judging on video footage taken at the police station, they are beyond pissed.
The kid no doubt wrecked up quite a bill for his parents. We’re not usually ones to condone corporal punishment, but if anything calls for a swift spanking, it’s this.
By Crystal Lau
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