China:In a fit of anger, A man in China publicly destroyed his $423,000 Maserati Quattroporte to protest poor dealership service. He decided to publicly destroy it in front of a large crowd.
The owner hired several men to take sledgehammer to the car, according to media reports. The owner was angry with the dealership, which he said had repaired the car with an old part, and charged an exhorbitant amount for the job.
The act of destruction was planned for maximum coverage by the businessman. Today being the start of the local Quindao International Auto Show, the man parked it in front of the Qingdao International Auto Show and then proceeded to smash al the windows and most of the body panels with hammers.
According to media reports, this all started in 2011, when the owner contacted Maserati China to fix a problem with his car. They replaced a damaged part with a used one that had been refurbished and even charged him for the "repair".
Even after filing repeated number of complaints, neither the company nor the dealer paid heed to it, following which the man decided to take such an extreme step.
Click the next few slides to see how the crowd stood in astonishment, as this car's panes were being smashed