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#1 nikkianddean

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    Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:42 PM

    Now he is SERIOUSLY venting!!!

    A German man doused his BMW with gasoline and torched it Friday in protest at skyrocketing fuel costs, police said.

    The unemployed 30-year-old man drove a black 1995 BMW 3-series sedan onto the lawn outside Frankfurt's convention center grounds at about 7:30 a.m., police spokesman Karlheinz Wagner said.

    He then jumped out, emptied a canister of gas over the vehicle and set fire to it, Wagner said.

    By the time the fire department got to the scene, the car was entirely burned out.

    The Bavarian man, whose name was being withheld because he has not been charged with a crime, told police that gas prices were so high he could no longer afford to drive the vehicle.

    As in many countries, gasoline prices have risen steadily in Germany; a liter of regular gasoline now costs about euro 1.55, or $9.40 per gallon.

    Police were investigating whether the man could be charged with violating German environmental laws with the stunt, Wagner said. Penalties range from fines to five years in prison.

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    #2 KarmaB

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      Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:52 PM

      Wow, just a little dramatic. Crazy!

      #3 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 27 June 2008 - 02:03 PM

        Wow those gas prices are ridiculus but that guys an idiot!
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        #4 Hartyt509

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          Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:37 PM

          lmfao now that's why we beat their ass in 1945 lmao sorry if i upset a german I am joking !! lol

          What a nutter!

          #5 Jen_S

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            Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:46 PM

            That is CRAZY!!!
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            #6 Jenn

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              Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:49 PM

              That's insane! Jeez... sell the damn thing... don't torch it!

              #7 nikkianddean

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                Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Jenn
                That's insane! Jeez... sell the damn thing... don't torch it!
                Good point Jen - why the hell didn;t he just sell it?
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                #8 Davematthews16

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                  Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:05 PM

                  Wow, people are crazy. Can you imagine paying $9.40 a gallon. HOLLY CRAP.

                  #9 Sandra E.

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                    Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:38 PM

                    Wow! that's incredible!




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