Chinese man fined for cutting roof off car to make it look like convertible
Motorist in Yunnan province fined for rough-and-ready conversion
A man was fined in southwest China after he cut the roof off his car to make it look a convertible, according to Chinese media reports.
The man tried to flee after he was spotted by police in Luoping county in Yunnan province.
The motorist drove into a nearby brick factory, but was caught by traffic officers, News.qq.com reported.
The man, aged 26, whose full name was not given in the reports, was driving a car in poor condition which was overdue for an official inspection and service.
He was fined 400 yuan (US$60) and three points were docked from his driving licence.
A man was fined in Liuyang in Hunan province in March for illegally altering his Chinese-made car to make it look like a Porsche.
The man bought badges and stickers to pass his Zotye SR9 off as a Porsche Macan.
He was fined 500 yuan for modifying the car so that it did not match its registration details.