The BBC reports that a man has been arrested in connection with over 100 vehicle fires in Berlin. Police have indicated that an unemployed 27-year-old took to arson in response to his own debts and jealousy toward individuals with luxury cars. The suspect set fire to a total of 67 vehicles over a span of three months, with an additional 35 cars caught fire as a result. Berlin has suffered a surge in luxury vehicle fires, with over 470 cars torched in the city just this year. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles have all suffered the brunt of the burnings. The activity has raised concerns about the possibility of growing political extremism in the area.

Recently, a left-wing group calling itself the Hekla Reception Committee took credit for placing a number of explosive devices in train stations around the city, including at least one device on a section of high-speed rail. The group's motivations remain unclear at this point, and it's uncertain whether or not the HRC is tied to instances of vehicle arson.


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      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah yes, the peaceful pacifist liberals. They wouldn't hurt a fly...unless it had any kind of property to its name that they're truly jealous of.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @IBx27
        what are you talking about? it was an unemployed guy without ANY political background!
      LoneWolf
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm from Berlin and the local Police doesn't have any evidence that he is in any way connected to a left group. Made all the CDU politicians who screamed about "left wing extremism" look kinda dumb.
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LoneWolf
        I would not be the least bit surprised if he is a sympathizer of such groups. Regardless of the bum's views, he is still a scumbag.
        Lachmund
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LoneWolf
        He clearly is NOT. Everyone in Germany was screaming "left wing!" as any american cries out "communist"...pathetic!
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          he was just angry that he didn't get a job!
          LUSTSTANG S-197
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Lachmund
          What, people with extreme views can't be unemployed? Those are usually the types who do idiotic things like this. Being unemployed lends itself quite well to extremism. All that time to think.
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      Aww, so the poor guy is mad that he can't afford a nice car, so he sets out to destroy the private property of those who can. What a sore loser, and sorry excuse for a human being this guy is!!! I say lock him up and throw away the key!!
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      You'll see more of this as the opportunities decline and the wealth divide grows. Suddenly i am thankful for my fleet of ugly, yet reliable mid 90's Nissans.
      tegdesign
      • 3 Years Ago
      He'd be part of the so called 99. A significantly smaller percentage than the name implies.
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        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree with you on the infinite nature of human stupidity, especially after reading this article, and the posts from those of you who seem to be making excuses for this scumbag.
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      So pathetic.
      Think Free
      • 3 Years Ago
      More class envy, Obama would be proud !
      • 3 Years Ago
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