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Pablo Escobar's brother sues Elon Musk for £77m over claims he 'stole' his idea for flamethrower


Added 10-21-19 07:36:02am EST - “Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk may be feeling the heat - after the brother of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar claimed he stole his idea for a 'novelty' flamethrower.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Pablo Escobar's brother sues Elon Musk for £77m over flamethrower”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk may be feeling the heat – after the brother of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar claimed he stole his idea for a ‘novelty’ flamethrower.

Tesla founder Mr Musk has sold 20,000 of the devices at £385 a throw. Its brand name is Not-a-Flamethrower, a ruse to avoid customs regulations.

But Roberto Escobar, 72 – an accountant for his brother, who was shot dead by police in Colombia in 1993 – claims he had discussed the invention with an engineer employed by Mr Musk in 2017. 

Tesla founder Mr Musk has sold 20,000 of the devices at £385 a throw. Its brand name is Not-a-Flamethrower, a ruse to avoid customs regulations. Mr Musk is pictured above

He is suing the businessman for £77million, saying: ‘Elon Musk is a person that betrays people.’

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