Pablo Escobar’s brother Roberto recently launched his own eerily similar product, a device he said looks almost identical because Musk stole the idea from him and then beat him to market.
He told Digital Trends that he expects Musk to pay him $100 million for the idea or else he’ll take Musk to court.
Escobar, brother and former accountant of the infamous drug lord, told us that he made a deal with the Tesla and SpaceX CEO to launch the device under the Tesla umbrella.
“Then he changed the name to ‘Not a Flamethrower’ to avoid any type of deal we had,” Escobar, who is also the founder of Escobar Inc., said.
Last February, Musk said he changed the name because many customs agencies would not allow him to ship anything labeled “flamethrower.”
Apparently, some customs agencies are saying they won’t allow shipment of anything called a “Flamethrower”.