Indonesian factory worker damages cars ‘for fun’ in Korea
The Indonesian man was on his way to work when he vandalized a total of six cars in a span of two weeks
An Indonesian factory worker in Busan, South Korea, has been arrested for allegedly damaging six cars “for fun” after believing he would not get caught.
From July 11 to 24, the factory worker, 30, allegedly used a screwdriver to vandalize six parked cars at an industrial complex while on his way to work, The Korea Times reported.
The total damage to the cars was about KRW2 million (US$1,789). Busan Sasang Police identified the man after analyzing security footage and brought him in for questioning.
Police did not disclose the man’s identity. According to police, the man admitted damaging the cars “for fun” and thought he would not get caught.
In South Korea, the maximum penalty for destruction and damage of property is a jail term of up to three years and a fine of not more than KRW7 million (US$6,256).
According to the South Korean government, as of 2013, there were more than 40,000 Indonesians in the country. More than 90% of them are migrant workers employed on short-term contracts.