Chinese man fined for driving fake Mercedes

Written by PTI | Beijing | Updated: Feb 10 2014, 22:30pm hrs
Chinese manA desperate Chinese man who ornamented his car to resemble a Mercedes-Benz in order to appear more successful has been fined. Reuters
A desperate Chinese man who ornamented his car to resemble a Mercedes-Benz in order to appear more successful has been fined for illegally modifying his vehicle, which was later seized by the police.

The man, surnamed Zhuo, in Fuzhou, Fujian Province of China was pulled over by police for driving without license plates last week.

Upon further inspection, the police found that the car was registered as a BYD, a budget Chinese sedan.

It was later decorated with Mercedes emblems and hood ornament.

Zhou admitted that he disguised his car as a Mercedes to seem more successful in the eyes of his relatives and friends.

Police impounded Zhuo's car and confiscated his license, 'Globaltimes' reported.

He was additionally fined USD 280 for driving without plates and illegally modifying his vehicle.