03/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

German Arsonists Torch Porsches, BMWs Over Economic Woes

When Berlin resident Simone Klostermann returned from vacation and couldn't find her Mercedes SLK, she thought it had been towed. Police told her the 35,000- euro ($45,000) car had been torched.

"They'd squirted something flammable into the car's engine block in the gap between the windshield and the hood," said Klostermann. "The engine was completely destroyed."

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