Mayor crushes illegally parked car with tank

Mayor crushes illegally parked car with tank (Screengrab)
Mayor crushes illegally parked car with tank (Screengrab)

By Orlando Parfitt, Yahoo! UK

The mayor of Vilnius, in Lithuania, has an aggressive way of cracking down on illegal parking… and has released a video demonstrating his non-nonsense approach.

In the hilarious footage, which has swiftly gone viral, publicity hungry Arturas Zuokas finds a Mercedes illegally parked in a cycle lane.

Rather than simply issuing a ticket, the smiling mayor runs it over with a soviet-era armoured personnel carrier.

After completely crushing the flash motor, a delighted Zuokas then sweeps up the debris himself, before cycling away on a bike.

He says in the video: "In the past few days, expensive cars have been illegally parked in almost this exact place - a Rolls-Royce and a Ferrari.

"What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law? It seems that a tank is the best solution."

Apparently the car didn't belong to a real driver, and was instead bought specifically for the publicity stunt. Nonetheless, we reckon the drivers of Vilnius will think twice before stopping in a cycle lane again.

Watch the video below.

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