Footage shows a 'frustrated' contractor using an excavator to wreck a new apartment complex over unpaid work
The building contractor is said to have procured the excavator specifically for the rampage in Blumberg. Twitter: @smotri_sar
A contractor rioted with an excavator believing the contractor owed him money.
A video shows how he breaks the terraces of a newly built apartment complex in Blumberg.
The contractor caused about $ 600,000 in damage to the building, The Sun reported.
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A general contractor in Germany caused nearly $ 600,000 in damage to a luxury apartment complex, according to The Sun, believing the property developer owed him around $ 5.8 million in outstanding debt.
The unnamed man, 47, went to the demolition in Blumberg on Wednesday evening because he was "frustrated" with "unjustified payments", a spokesman for the local police confirmed to Metro.
Recordings of the incident show the building contractor using an excavator to smash the balconies of a 30-year-old apartment building.
-Rebecca Rambar (@RebeccaRambar) July 30, 2021
The Sun reported that he only stopped demolishing the building because the excavator's hydraulic hose broke.
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The man also damaged the building's garages, in which several gas containers were stored, reported the German newspaper Schwarzwälder Bote.
The police cordoned off an area around the building as there was a risk of damage to the gas containers, it said.
The contractor got out of the excavator and drove away from the crime scene before finally turning himself in to the police, said Schwarzwälder Bot.
Nobody was in the building, but according to Metro, around 50 onlookers watched in horror.
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