Illustration for article titled Man who set fire to 100 cars was just jealous

It turns out the guy setting fire to hundreds of cars in Berlin wasn't a pyromaniac Guy Fawkes but instead a 27-year-old man bummed about not having a job or nice things. Hey, still sounds like he's part of the "Neun und Neunzig Prozent" though, right?

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Luxury cars in the German capitol were burning almost every night, more than 138 in a three-month period, with no one credible taking blame. The assumption was these activities were motivated by politics. Like, OCCUPY THAT AUDI A8 WITH A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL.

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Nope, police in Berlin nabbed 27-year-old Christian Steiof who said, basically, "I've got debts, my life stinks and others with fancy cars are better off and they deserve this."

You think the 25-year-old with an AMG Benz doesn't have debts? He's just put them into more life-affirming objects. Like an AMG Benz.

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A long time ago, I was in Germany, my friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of corrupt Congressmen and senators by bribing them with high end cars. But their parking lots were being engulfed to a crisp north of Berlin by a bandit. So we went looking for the Molotov cocktails. But in six months, we never found anyone who fit the description. One day I saw a child playing with a Molotov the size of a German mug. The bandit had been throwing them away.