An employee at a Mercedes-Benz factory in Vitoria-Gasteiz in northern Spain has been fired following his chosen method of protesting against possible mass layoffs. According to El Correo, the 38-year-old now-former factory worker managed to hijack a Caterpillar heavy bulldozer parked outside of the facility’s grounds and rammed it through the front gate on the night of December 30.
The 38-year-old then began his rampage of destroying more than 50 Mercedes EQV, V-Class, and Vito commercial vans. The total value of now-totalled vehicles is over 2 million euros. The unnamed worker hadn’t lost his job before his “protest” but he’s definitely unemployed now.
His rage must have been very deep because the bulldozer he stole was located 13 miles away from the factory. During the theft, he also damaged two other industrial shovels, a parked car, and other construction materials. His journey to the factory also caused damage to public roads.
Following the van destruction carnage, the guy headed to the production line itself, specifically the final stage. His ultimate goal was to gain access to the robotic assembly line because the new technology required fewer human employees, hence the possible layoffs. Security guards managed to stop him before he reached the line.-Car Buzz