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Vehicle vigilante

You’ve heard of ‘road rage’ but what about ‘pedestrian rage’? In Gansu province an old man has made the headlines for his vigilante approach to traffic violations. The Lanzhou Morning Post reports that the unnamed 70 year-old lives by a busy traffic junction and became enraged by the lawlessness of local drivers in refusing to slow down for pedestrians and running red lights.

So he began chasing after the worst offenders, and when they slowed down, smashing up their vehicles. Local police say the energetic pensioner managed to damage 30 cars on a single evening last week. Police finally persuaded him to return home, telling him that while his actions were “reasonable”, they were “unlawful”.


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