STORY: Local media said the incident happened on Tuesday (January 10). Reuters was able to verify the building in the video as the Jinling Purple Mountain Hotel in Shanghai, by matching interior details with file images.
Footage filmed by an eyewitness showed the white vehicle entering the hotel through the lobby, driving over fallen door frames before moving erratically and knocking over objects. A group of men attempted to surround the car, before it moved again and came to a stop in front of the lobby doors.
A 28-year-old man was arrested in relation to the incident, in which no one was injured, and preliminary investigations revealed he was upset due to the loss of a laptop during a stay at the hotel, according to police officials cited by local media.