Eyewitnesses are stunned
Dissatisfied hotel guest wrecks hotel lobby in Shanghai with his convertible
A hotel guest argued with the staff. Then he vented his anger and thundered his car into the lobby. The guest left pure chaos.
A hotel guest rushed into the lobby after arguing with the staff.
A dissatisfied hotel guest in China did not put up with a loud complaint: Instead, the man broke through the doors to the hotel lobby with his car – an Audi A5 – and left a trail of destruction in his wake. Videos show the white car crashing into the glass doors of the hotel in central Shanghai, knocking them off their hinges.
Then the car, a convertible with an open top, races through the lobby. The car flattens everything that stands in its way. Some people watch in amazement at the man’s destructiveness. “He’s freaking out,” one of them shouts. The car crashes into a few more doors before apparently turning toward the exit, hitting a door frame and stopping.
According to the police, the incident happened on Tuesday morning. The 28-year-old driver had previously had an argument with the hotel staff because his laptop was lost during his stay at the hotel. No one was injured in the incident in the hotel lobby, the police said on the online service Weibo. The driver was arrested.
The other guests were shocked
The 28-year-old had previously had to listen to rants from hotel employees and other eyewitnesses to the incident. As can be seen in the videos on the online networks, after the car came to a stop, they yelled at the driver and tried to drag him out. They also tried to break a window of the car to get the car keys. “Do you have any idea what you did?” people yell at the driver. “Are you crazy?”
The hotel staff later told the AFP news agency that the man’s laptop had been stolen from the guest and found outside the hotel.