25 Jan '18, 9am

30 new electric cars damaged by children who used them as 'bumper cars'

CHONGQING: A 10-year-old boy in southwest China, who found the ignition keys in more than 30 new electric cars, led a group of children to play "bumper cars" in a parking garage, causing extensive damage. The repairs ended up costing more than 200,000 yuan (US$31,000), according to a report from China's The Paper on Wednesday (Jan 24). The police received a report in early January from a Chongqing car dealer that more than 30 cars parked in its garage were damaged. After investigations lasting a week, they found the group of children, including the 10-year-old ringleader, known by the pseudonym Xiao Yu in The Paper. Xiao Yu informed police that he liked going to the garage to play and discovered that the cars were unlocked and the keys were in the ignitions. He took one car for a test drive, having learned how to drive a vehicle from observing adults behind the wheel. He t...

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