Black taxis are a menace, in China and elsewhere. The criminal taxi element and Chinese rip-off artists joined forces and created a whole fleet of fake taxis, Carnewschina reports.
The regulation Jettas were painted in the regulation colors of the Hefei taxi company, equipped with fake taxi meters and fake license plates.
Police in Hefei impounded the fleet of 156 taxis, and ordered their destruction. City workers received assistance of legal taxis drivers who finally could what they wanted to do for years: Take sledge hammers and smash the fake taxis to bits.