Road rage

10.25.04

This brings a whole new meaning to “road rage”:

An incensed Iranian motorist doused his car in petrol and set it ablaze with a match after picking up a parking ticket, media reported Wednesday.

The ISNA student news agency posted photographs of the charred shell of the car on its Web site and quoted witnesses describing the driver’s frantic but fruitless pleas to the parking attendant not to issue a ticket.

“Extremely angry, he took a jerrycan of petrol out of the boot and set fire to his car,” ISNA quoted a witness in poor south Tehran as saying.

I’m not too sure what he’d hoped to accomplish with that one. I wonder if he still has to pay the ticket?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jonny 10.25.04 at 3:59 PM

ISNA – gee, thats a credible source.

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2 DaninVan 10.27.04 at 6:12 PM

It Hertz so much…

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3 Francis 10.31.04 at 1:23 AM

Would think he would. The fact that he doesn’t have a car anymore doesn’t negate the fact that he committed a traffic violation. Loser.

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