The billionaire is under fire from a man who was ‘chief of assassinations’ for the Medellin Cartel (Picture: The Boring Company, Rex, Getty)

Elon Musk made a lot of money selling electric cars and building space rockets, whereas Pablo Escobar earned billions flogging cocaine.

Now the billionaire tech mogul has locked horns with the brother of the famous drug baron in a battle involving some very scary flamethrowers.

He’s involved in a red hot argument with a company run by Roberto de Jesús Escobar Gaviria, who describes himself as the ‘former accountant and chief of assassinations of the Medellín Cartel’, the crimelord’s drug gang.

His company is currently selling a flamethrower, which is on the market just over one year after Musk’s Boring Company launched its own ‘Not A Flamethrower’, which was given its name to avoid restrictions on shipping.

Mr Escobar claimed to have met a Musk representative who worked for Tesla in 2017 and discussed building a flamethrower which could be used to ‘burn money’.

He’s now asked Elon to hand over $100 million.

This is Elon’s ‘not a flamethrower’ (Picture: The Boring Company)

He joked: ‘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.’

This is the flamethrower made by Escobar Inc. (Photo: Escobar Inc)

We asked Mr Escobar why he is selling a flamethrower and he replied: ‘I like to burn cash. It is necessary in some places to burn cash, for practical purposes.

‘So we made a flamethrower. You can use it to burn almost anything.

‘We burned a few billion me and Pablo.’

Musk released his own device in 2018 and sold 20,000 units at $500 a pop – meaning he earned $1,000,000 from sales.

Nonetheless, Escobar has called on Elon to pay him $100 million in cash or hand over Tesla stock.

On Twitter, Musk responded to the drama with the simple statement: ‘It’s Not a Flamethrower, Mr Escobar.’

Roberto Escobar was not happy about this comment.

He told Metro: ‘Of course. This is his way of avoiding our claim. I will give him a simple deal now.

‘Option 1, pay $100 million in Tesla Inc shares.

‘Option 2, Pay $10 million cash.

‘Option 3, send a flamethrower of mine to space, make a nice video, and with the picture of one of my new companies.

‘See, I am very flexible. Ask Elon which deal he wants to make now.’

We’ve written to Elon Musk and The Boring Company for comment.





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