Ok, this is going way to far for a damn car, no matter how bad you want to steal it. But nothing seems to surprise me anymore, well not after reading stories like this one. The car, a Mercedes S-class (worth around $75,000), was protected by a fingerprint recognition system. Accountant, K. Kumaran probably didn't expect his finger to get chopped when he was run down by four men in a small car as he was about to feel the soft leather of his S-class.
The Malaysian gang, already armed with long machetes, first asked for the keys to the car, but when they noticed that it would take a bit more than just the keys to start it up, they took a different path of distruction. The car was equipped with a fingerprint recognition system that requires the owner's fingerprint to disarm it. So the attackers forced Mr. Kumaran to put his finger on the security panel to start the vehicle, then threw him in the back seat.
But since the car needed the fingerprint everytime the car was turned off, they stripped Mr. Kumaran naked and left him by the side of the road, but not before they cut the end of his index finger with a machete. This is obviously one lesson learned, "Don't go to Malaysia!"
ps: Thanks to Sadian for the story