Video Credit: AsiaWire
This footage – seen 10 million times online – reportedly shows the moment a man keys a brand-new car inside a BMW dealership after his dad refuses to buy him one and he tries to force his hands.
Authorities in the city of Shangrao in China’s eastern Jiangxi Province said Mr Ji, 22, acted like a “petulant child” who wanted a new toy, while social media users have dubbed him a ‘man-child’.
Footage from the BMW dealership shows Mr Li walking towards the vehicle he wants to buy before allegedly keying the back door and walking away.
Staff members said Mr Ji called his family to discuss the purchase, but he returned minutes later upset and in a state of anger.
He then allegedly took a key to the rear passenger-side door and scratched two lines into the blue paint.
Officers with the Maojialing Police Station said Mr Ji appeared unusually calm despite facing charges of vandalising a pricey new car.
He was detained on-site during the incident on 25th November.
Officer Xu Junnan said: “During questioning, he said his father had agreed to buy him a new car as soon as he passed his driving test.
“But he kept postponing it and never bought him one, so his attitude changed and became like that of a petulant child demanding a gift from a parent.
“He thought if he keyed the car, his father would buy it for him.”
Mr Ji’s father did not purchase the BMW and, and the suspect remains in custody for the offence.
He faces vandalism charges and is expected to foot the bill for the repairs.
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