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Man Uses Umbrella To Escape The Rain In His Convertible Mercedes

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Man Uses Umbrella To Escape The Rain In His Convertible Mercedes

A viral video has emerged showing a man using an umbrella to protect himself from the rain in his convertible Mercedes. Don't believe us? Take a look.

Convertibles are great, and if you're lucky enough to own one you'll be familiar with the rush of the wind in your hair, the sun beating down and the excitement of life with the roof down.

We've certainly had the weather for it this summer - the convertibles have been out in force with drivers looking to soak up as much of the sunshine as possible.

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But while convertibles are sweet when you've got sun and blue skies, we all know just how quickly the weather can change.

Then it's a case of charging to the nearest layby and whipping the roof up as quickly as possible to stop that precious leather getting ruined. Or, is it?

Credit: AWR
Credit: AWR

Well, if you've got a bit about you then you'll realise that no-one's got time to be bopping around putting roofs up and down.

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Instead, a man in China has devised a cunning method to save time and avoid getting wet: driving with his umbrella up.

The man, dubbed online as "Convertible Bro" and "Brolly Bro", was spotted by fellow drivers with his brolly up in the city of Nanning in southern China, near the border with Vietnam.

The driver had apparently been caught in the rain while driving with the top down in his maroon Mercedes CLK.

Credit: AWR
Credit: AWR
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But rather than take the easy option of just putting the roof back up, he opted instead for the ingeniously simple alternative tactic of getting his brolly out.

While it seems clear that the man's car is going to be struggling with soggy seats for the foreseeable future, some viewers suggested that the retractable roof mechanism was probably broken. Others said the man was likely too rich to care.

Either that, or he's deployed another spectacular tactic and gone home and dried his car out with a hairdryer. He does seem like a pretty resourceful guy, it has to be said.

Credit: AWR
Credit: AWR
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Unfortunately for him, however, authorities in Nanning have reported that the stunt was technically classed as dangerous driving and they are hoping to track the Mercedes owner down as part of their investigation into the incident.

They did not specify what sort of punishment the man might face.

Featured Image Credit: AsiaWire

Topics: Weather, Mercedes, World News, Car, China

Nathan Standley
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