LG Electronics Executives Indicted in South Korea Over Damaged Samsung Washing Machines

In-Soo Nam and Jonathan Cheng, reporting for the WSJ:

A top LG Electronics Inc. executive has been indicted by Seoul prosecutors for allegedly vandalizing several high-end washing machines manufactured by rival Samsung Electronics Co.

An LG Electronics spokeswoman said Sunday that Jo Seong-jin, head of the company’s home-appliance division, has been indicted on charges of deliberately damaging four Samsung “Crystal Blue” washing machines ahead of a trade show in Germany last September. Mr. Jo has also been charged with defamation and obstruction of business, she said.

Two other company executives have been indicted on similar charges over the same incident, the spokeswoman said.

I like to imagine Phil Schiller and Eddy Cue dropping a flaming bag of dog shit on Larry Page’s porch and ringing the doorbell.

Sunday, 15 February 2015