Man Who Smashed BMW Leaves Note: You Were Blocking The Road
Windshields smashed, doors kicked in.
Yesterday morning, Xi’an resident Mr. Sun called the China Business News hotline and reported that a vehicle had been vandalized in front of the Ziyouji neighborhood on Tieta Street. The front and back windshields had been smashed, but it didn’t look like a robbery because the words “You’re blocking the road” were written on the hood. Maybe it was because the car was blocking the road.
At noon, a reporter from China Business News found the silver BMW parked on Tieta Street. It was heavily damaged, the entire back windshield on the ground in one piece and the front windshield smashed by a blunt object into two pieces, there was glass scattered all around, the drivers side mirror was smashed, there was a long scratch, and the passenger door kicked in leaving a muddy footprint on the door. A message was written in the thick dust on the hood: “You were blocking the road.”
Many residents had gathered around the BMW. Because of the leopard skin steering wheel cover, they guessed the owner of the vehicle was a woman. One elderly person said “Its been so long since anybody has moved this car, the owner might not even know yet. They will be so heartbroken when they find out. Goodness, all of this just because they picked a bad parking spot.
The vehicle was blocking a thoroughfare
This China Business News reporter noticed that the BMW was parked in front of a row of stores and that there were no parking spots outlined on the ground. Many cars were parked in the area, but all of the others were parked facing East-West, leaving room for other cars to pass between them. The BMW was parked on the far West end, facing North-South, blocking other cars from getting through.
A telecommunications worker from an office in the area said the vehicle was there on the morning of March 15th, and the owner has yet to come back. “On the morning of the 15th, the car was fine, but at 7 that night when I got off work, I noticed that the passenger door was kicked in and there was something written on the hood. Somebody must have come back and smashed the front and rear windshields after that.” The employee who asked to remain anonymous stated that on the 15th at least 20 people came into the office to ask who the car belonged to. “We don’t know, but I’m certain the car has never parked here before. All of the car owners here know that you should park facing East-West and leave a gap so that other cars can get through. I’ve never seen a car parked here as arrogantly as this BMW.”
A student at a local high school said “When I passed it on my way to school at 7:10 this morning, it was all smashed up like this.” Mr. Zhao, a local resident said “This car isn’t in a parking spot. On the weekends, a lot of cars come here but now they can’t get through. The owner of the car didn’t even leave a phone number to contact them to move the car. It was definitely somebody who was angry about how the car was parked that smashed it up.”
This China Business News reporter also noticed that aside from the BMW, there was a red Mazda nearby that had “Nice Parking” and “If you can’t drive, take a taxi” written in permanent marker on the trunk. Lucky for the car owner, it didn’t get smashed.
The smashed BMW is uninsured
To avoid further damage to the BMW, this China Business News reporter finally managed to contact the female owner of the vehicle through the traffic police yesterday afternoon. On the phone, it was obvious that the owner was unaware that her beloved car had been vandalized. “What? Where was it smashed? My friend borrowed it 2 or 3 days ago. I’ll get a hold of him as soon as possible and ask him to move it. Thank you for letting me know.” Afterwards, reporters learned that the owner’s friend had already reported the incident to the police. Currently the case has been registered for investigation.
“I bought the car 2 or 3 years ago, and didn’t buy insurance. My friend feels terrible about what happened and said he will take care of it, so I figure I won’t press the matter.” The woman said she was very sorry that the car had inconvenienced people. “My friend was wrong to park like that, but the vandal should still be held accountable for his behavior.”
Lianhu District traffic police expressed that when parking your car, it’s best to leave a phone number on the windshield so people can contact you if your car is in the way. If a car is blocking your way and there is no way to contact the owner, contact traffic police. “This incident is a good reminder to park your car properly. Also, if you happen to run into something like this, try and control your emotions. Although it was the vehicle owner’s fault for blocking the road, that’s no excuse for breaking the law, and you will still be held responsible.”
Comments from NetEase:
All I can say is you deserved it. If you don’t respect others, how can they respect you? Remember it.
All I want to say is, nice job!!! We should make a law that people don’t have to pay compensation for smashing this kind of car.
Although its not right to smash cars, it really does make you feel better.
You deserve to have your car smashed.
Two wrongs don’t make a right, but seeing this makes me feel good. Sometimes in this country you just have to do things this way.
You deserve it! I ran into a woman who couldn’t park her car and had blocked my way the day before yesterday. I didn’t know what to do so I went and looked in a nearby teahouse, and as you would expect she was there playing mahjhong.
You deserve to get your car smashed!
Let me borrow that gun. I never said it wasn’t useful.
Usually when people borrow a car, they don’t treat it well [like they would if it was their own]. This guy borrowed a car and parked it in a terrible spot for days, not even paying attention to it. You deserve it, scumbag!
Driving a BMW without insurance, parking in the road! Classic woman driver. You deserve it!
If it was like it is in America, just one phone call and the car gets towed, who would still smash cars? Punishing the person who was blocked [the vandal] would be encouraging the person who parked blocking the road.
Reading so many comments all saying this was deserved, I really can’t read any further! I have to say: It really was deserved!
You deserve it! Just cause you have money you think you can do whatever you want? Who is responsible for blocking all of those people from getting through? Is it their fault? If you park like that again, we’ll smash your car again! You’ll pay for it!
This time I support the car smashing vandal!
So your car was smashed? You were asking for it! The people have the right to use the road!