A video has been released showing the moment the owner of a Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG decided to destroy his own car with a golf club in protest at poor customer service.

The footage, uploaded to YouTube by Hamster TV, shows car owner Yu Je-ha hitting the German luxury sedan, worth about $500k (£320k), with a golf club in front of Shin Sung Motors, a Mercedes dealership in Gwangju on 11 September.

Mr Yu confirmed to Reuters that he was the owner of the car and said he bought the vehicle in March this year. He added that his moment of rage came in protest against poor customer service at the local car dealership.

Yu told Reuters that he had requested the dealership to exchange or refund the amount he paid for the car, due to engine problems. He added the car had already been serviced several times, but was not fixed.

He said he was told to wait and didn't get a satisfactory answer from the dealership, so he decided to destroy his car as a form of protest. According to Gwangju Seobu Police Station, the Mercedes Benz dealership filed a suit against Yu for obstruction of work but decided to drop the charges.