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Chinese hotel boss drives bulldozer at rival in row over customers

Man put in detention for threatening manager with machine in Qinghai province

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 August, 2016, 12:23pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 August, 2016, 12:23pm

A hotel manager in northwest China has been put in detention for threatening a rival business executive and his family with a bulldozer, according to a news website report.

The man drove the machine at his rival in Haixi in Qinghai province , the China News Service reported.

The manager, who was not named, was placed in detention for 15 days and fined 1,000 yuan (HK$1,670) for disorderly conduct, according to the article.

Rival firms battle it out with bulldozers on street in northern China

Police were quoted as saying that the man got into a dispute with the manager of the other hotel over customers on Sunday night.

The dispute continued on Monday and the man found a bulldozer nearby and threatened his rival and his family while behind the wheel.

Police were called and they also detained and fined four other employees at the man’s hotel, the report said.