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Elon Musk accused of ‘stealing flamethrower idea’ by drug baron Pablo Escobar’s brother

ELON Musk has been invited for a “gentleman’s meeting” with Pablo Escobar’s brother in Colombia.

The late drug baron’s brother, Roberto de Jesús Escobar Gaviria, is demanding $10 million (£8 million) for allegedly nicking his flamethrower idea.

According to TMZ, Escobar claims “Elon’s guy” was in Colombia in 2017, when he saw a toy flamethrower designed by the family which could “burn money”.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Not a Flamethrower was released last year and has reportedly raked in millions.

Escobar — whose nickname is El Osito which, in English, is “Teddy Bear” — says The Boring Company’s flamethrower is a rip-off.

“But for some reason I like this guy Elon, so I would probably take him out for a nice dinner”

Roberto Escobar

“It’s Not a Flamethrower, Mr. Escobar,” Elon Musk tweeted, with a link to the article.

Escobar has since called Musk a “small young boy” and invited him to “see who is the real boss”, Metro reports.

Mr Escobar told the title: “If Pablo was alive, Elon Musk would be begging us to please take all of his Tesla shares and all his money, and we would not do it.

“Many people have faced bigger consequences for much much less when we were ruling the world.

“But for some reason I like this guy Elon, so I would probably take him out for a nice dinner.”

He added: “I did not talk to Elon, his engineers spoke with me. I don’t need to talk to Elon. Whoever comes to me, I speak with.

“Elon is a small young boy. I made all the money he ever made in maximum one year.

“If he wants he can email me, it is easy to reach me.

“I don’t mind to meet with him and see who is the real boss.

“If he is not too scared. No bodyguards, just me and him, a gentleman’s meeting. In Colombia. I can not travel outside at this time.”

Daily Star Online approached The Boring Company for comment.

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