Elon Musk and controversies go hand in hand! Sometimes, it’s his tweets that cause controversies and other times a possible feud with others. Today, it’s about an online war between Musk and the Escobar family, as the former is accused of copying the design of a flamethrower.

According to a report by TMZ.com, Musk’s The Boring Company’s ‘Not A Flamethrower’ is the result of Pablo Escobar’s idea of a flamethrower.

It is suggested that back in 2017, Pablo Escobar’s brother Roberto met one of Musk’s engineers with the idea of developing a toy flamethrower, which could burn money. While the 2017 meeting never came to a conclusion, Musk’s Boring Company announced the Not A Flamethrower in 2018, igniting the anger flames amongst the Escobars.

lon Musk and controversies go hand in hand Elon Musk Stole The Flamethrower Idea, Claims Pablo Escobar’s Brother

One thing worth considering is that Musk’s Not A Flamethrower proved to be a success and earned millions in profit.

Soon after, the Escobars came up with their own flamethrower on the market that too, priced at just $500. Furthermore, Escobar’s flamethrower has got a price cut and it now costs $250.

lon Musk and controversies go hand in hand Elon Musk Stole The Flamethrower Idea, Claims Pablo Escobar’s Brother

Apart from launching a cheaper version of Musk’s flamethrower, Pablo Escobar and his family are likely to take Musk to court and file a lawsuit against him for stealing Escobar’s intellectual property.

Elon Musk, via a tweet, responded to the allegation by defending himself and the company —

While there is no word on what would happen to this battle, Musk has a patent on the flamethrower, meaning there isn’t a case at all.

We will keep you updated on whatever happens. So, keep on visiting Fossbytes for more information.

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