Car Repairman Plants Caltrops on Highway in Henan
   2013-03-19 20:02:27    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Jiang Aitao

A tire punctured by a caltrop was seen in this undated photo in Hebi city, central China's Henan province. [Photo: Xu Junwen/CFP]

A man who runs a car repair shop in central China's Henan province deliberately scattered caltrops on a major highway in order to boost his business, the Zhengzhou Evening News reports.

The man, surnamed Yang, allegedly to have bought 200 caltrops and then drove a mini-van to scatter the device with four spikes on 47 kilometers along the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao highway.

At least a dozen vehicles had their tires punctured by the devices in Hebi city on March 14. The drivers then called the police, who then pinpointed the suspected van and apprehended Yang.

A unusually large number of vehicles with broken tires were seen parked near Yang's shop at a service area, which aroused police suspicion.

The suspects could be implicated for the crime of endangering public security, the report quoted lawyer Gao Jian as saying.

The incident is not an isolated one. Sharp iron scraps sabotaged more than 20 vehicles on the same highway in Shijiazhuang city, Hebei province in September, 2008.

On a September evening in 2010, at least 50 vehicles were pierced by caltrops on a highway in Ningyang, Shandong province.

A tour bus from Anhui province almost overturned after four of its tires were pierced by the device at the same section in the wee hours of September 26, 2011, the report says.

1  2  3  4  
Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

 
Listen
 
 

 
 
Highlights
Media Scan
Seven Sentenced to Death for Drug Smuggling
A court in Shandong has sentenced seven people to death for drug smuggling; three others have been given death with a 2-year reprieve.
Survey Shows Excessive Intake of Aluminum
Residents of northern China and those under the age of 14 may be ingesting more aluminum than healthy.
CHINATALKS
Video
• C4: Bad Boys
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
• C4: World Cup Fever
Join us for the latest episode of CRI's hilarious comedy news show.
In Depth

News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ