Buddhist monk slashes tires of 162 cars after accidentally killing an insect against the teachings of his religionBy Mason White 12:28 PM January 22, 2016
By: Mahesh Sarin
A Buddhist monk of the United Kingdom, was jailed after he slashed the tires of many cars during a fit of rage.
45-year-old Julian Grew told the court that he slashed the tires after accidentally killing an insect.
Grew damaged 190 tires of 162 cars in anger after he stepped on a bug. Killing insects goes against the religious beliefs, the Beverley Magistrates’ Court heard.
Grew told the court that Buddhists try to avoid harming any living creature so he wanted to vent his frustration without hurting anyone.
Grew caused approximately 20,000 pounds ($28,470) worth of damage to the 162 cars parked in Pocklington, East Yorks.
The 45-year-old man, who lived in a tent in the forest for nearly a decade, was arrested several days later by the Humberside police.
Grew was sentenced to 11 weeks in prison over the incident.