Jinan transport police came to blows with the passengers of a Mercedes-Benz after its driver was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Upon asking the driver if he had been drinking, he became aggressive, proclaiming himself to be from Beijing. Testing positive, police requested the driver to step out of the car, upon which the passengers followed, charging into officers and seizing their equipment. After being subdued, the two hurled abuse, yelling, “We’re from Beijing, who the heck are the Jinan police?”. Some netizens believe that such elitism is ingrained into the minds of Beijingers.