Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a drunk batters a parked car with a chair and a metal pole because it was allegedly occupying his paid parking space while a terrified pregnant woman is reportedly seated inside.
But witnesses said the suspect, whose name has not been released by the police, mistook the white Chevrolet saloon for another identical model which had been in his parking space two hours earlier. The man reportedly pays to rent the parking space.
The bizarre incident happened in Shenhe District in Shenyang, which is the capital city of China’s north-eastern province of Liaoning, on 6th October.
The man laying claim to the street parking space is seen hitting the saloon car with a traffic cone before smashing in the left rear window with a brick.
He then kicks the car door and returns to throw a slab of concrete at the vehicle, before destroying the rear windscreen with a wooden chair, the video shows.
The drunk homeowner repeatedly hits the car with the chair and then does the same with a large metal pole.
This reportedly happens as the heavily pregnant wife of the Chevrolet’s owner is sitting in the front passenger seat.
CCTV footage showed her being stretchered away into an ambulance after she reportedly fainted due to fright.
She is not believed to have been harmed during the incident.
The suspect, who was later arrested by police, had actually mistaken the Chevrolet for another identical model parked there two hours earlier, witnesses said.
The suspect had called the owner of the first car, who agreed to move it, and he lost his temper when he arrived to find the vehicle apparently still there.
The pregnant woman’s husband, who was not named, said: “When we arrived, there was no vehicle in the parking spot.
“I left the car there for just over 10 minutes while I ran upstairs to drop off our shopping.
“My wife was in the car at the time. She got such a big fright that she fainted.”
Reports said the suspect has agreed to compensate the Chevrolet owner for the damage caused.
But it was still unclear at the time of writing whether he faced further punishment for the public order offence.
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