This farmer clearly put all his eggs in one basket, which made him turn to a life of petty crimes: He stole chickens to keep his BMW topped up.
We’ve all been in a situation where when we are slightly pinched for money. Cash is an essential part of our daily interaction. As they say, money does make the world go ‘round. This is why when we’re left short of cash, it’s a combination of embarrassment and helplessness that can put you in a tough spot. Desperate times can call for desperate measures, but one man in China was so strapped for cash, he had to steal chickens!
To fuel his BMW...
It honestly sounds like something that a really desperate person would do, but to be fair, this guy’s $290,000 BMW was getting thirsty, so he decided to feed his baby by stealing livestock from the local villagers, bred the stolen chickens and ducks and sold the poultry to quench his expensive car’s thirst.
According to a report by local Chinese news station Chengdu Business Daily, the man, who goes by the pseudonym Qiang, was a wealthy farmer from China’s Sichuan province. He ran into some financial difficulties and had to find a way to stay afloat while making ends meet.
Chinese farmer pushing $300,000 BMW steals chickens and ducks to buy gas pic.twitter.com/UvI55a2Q7V— TomoNews US (@TomoNewsUS) June 7, 2019
So the rich farmer turned to a life of petty crime to make sure his car was always topped up with fuel. He came up with the genius plan to steal chickens from the local villagers, breed them, and then sold the livestock to keep his engine running.
People couldn't figure out what was happening with the missing ducks and chickens. But after observing CCTV tapes, authorities spotted an unmarked bike and decided to tail it. When they followed the bike, it shockingly stopped at Qiang's 3-story villa.
The police tried to nab the 50-year-old farmer but the guy managed to evade the cops thanks to his fast car! However, the police were eventually able to detain the rich farmer, who subsequently admitted to his life of petty, poultry-stealing, for his 'thirsty' car.
Authorities in China charged the rich farmer with theft, and his strange story gained a lot of attention on social media.
This puts a whole new spin on the million dollar question i.e. 'why did the chicken cross the road?'
Well, to fuel this greedy farmer's BMW. that's why!