(ORDO NEWS) — To prevent his drunken son from getting behind the wheel of his BMW and possibly causing an accident, the Spaniard vandalized the car, smashing the windows and denting the metal body with a pickaxe.
Fathers’ love for their children is usually very strong, but it can manifest itself in very unusual ways.
In Spain, a 60-year-old man from Logroño went to extreme lengths to make sure his drunken son didn’t drive his BMW and potentially cause a tragedy.
Last week, the local police received calls that a man was destroying a car parked on a public road with a pickaxe.
A squad of police officers heading to the designated scene spotted a white van fleeing the scene and managed to stop it. Inside were an elderly man and a visibly drunk young passenger.
During the interrogation of the two suspects, the police learned that they were father and son and that the elderly man was indeed responsible for the “desecration” of the BMW, which turned out to belong to his drunken 32-year-old son.
The 60-year-old man explained that he tried to convince his child not to drive drunk, but to no avail. Fearing that he could cause a serious accident, he had no choice but to make sure he didn’t have a car to drive.
After a violent altercation with his son, the man reportedly grabbed a pickaxe and began smashing BMW windows, puncturing tires and even puncturing the metal bodywork. After finishing work, the couple got into the van and drove off.
“The event took place in the early hours of last Sunday when, thanks to the participation of citizens, agents were informed on the emergency number 092 that a man with a pickaxe was destroying a BMW car that was parked on the street,” police sources said.
It’s unclear if the two men suffered any repercussions given the cause of the vandalism, but the Logroño Police Department tweeted the story and it immediately went viral.
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