BMW torched in Germany in protest of high gas prices

Seriously folks, none of us are all that happy with the amount of money it takes to fill our tanks these days, but perhaps dousing your car with fuel and lighting it on fire isn't the best way to get your point across. Or, maybe it is, as this type of stunt is certainly getting lots of press. Regardless, one man in Germany decided to do light a fire with his 1995 BMW 3 Series sedan, which he parked on the grounds of the Frankfurt Convention Center in Germany before setting it ablaze.

Though we in no way advocate such displays, we can all surely empathize with the unemployed thirty year-old German man. It's interesting to note, though, that gas is still significantly more expensive in Germany that in the United States, as gasoline in the European country is currently hovering around $9.40 per gallon in U.S. dollars. German authorities are currently considering what, if anything, to charge the man with, including possible charges for damage to the environment. Thanks for the tip, Nick!

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