Man steals digger, smashes 50 vans in Spain | Daily News

Man steals digger, smashes 50 vans in Spain

SPAIN: A disgruntled former employee went on a New Year's Eve rampage at a Mercedes plant in Spain, smashing up some 50 new people carriers with a stolen digger, police said Tuesday.

The 38-year-old suspect stole an earthmover, then drove 21 kilometres (13 miles) to the Mercedes plant in Vitoria in the northern Basque Country where he smashed through the entrance, police said.

“He used the (earthmover) to attack 50 people carriers that were in the car park,” a spokesman for the Basque regional police said of the incident which happened at dawn on New Year's Eve.

Inaki Andres Lozares, a union representative at the Mercedes plant, gave a higher number, saying 69 vehicles were damaged in the rampage.

- AFP