Rich-Hate Crook Sets Fire To Brand New 125K GBP Tesla

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a suspected crook said to be resentful towards rich people sets fire to a brand-new Tesla SUV worth 125,000 GBP.

The suspect surnamed Shi, 32, allegedly bungled a burglary earlier in the day and was looking for a target on which take out his frustrations, according to police in Quanzhou County in China’s southern Guangxi region.

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The police were alerted to his alleged crime when one Mr Ni – owner of a brand-new black Tesla Model X – called to say his parked car was ablaze on 29th August.

CCTV images inspected by police show a man – allegedly Shi – walking up to the parked car and lighting it on fire before fleeing.

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The fire service put out the fire shortly after, but they were not able to prevent the Tesla from being burned to a crisp, with only a partial frame, its chassis and wheels remaining with which to identify it.

Mr Ni revealed he had recently purchased the apparently kitted out Model X for 1.1 million RMB (125,930 GBP) after tax.

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The police who arrested the suspect the following day said Shi harboured “resentment” towards the rich”.

The unemployed man with a prior conviction for assault was reportedly frustrated at having not been able to carry out a successful burglary earlier – and decided to set fire to the Tesla and break its windows “out of resentment and envy for the rich”, the cops added.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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