Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Mayor runs over illegally parked car in armoured troop carrier

This is the moment a frustrated mayor drives an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes for parking in a cycle lane. Arturas Zuokas, 43, took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

The flamboyant politician decided to take the novel approach of fighting illegally parked cars by driving over them in a Russian tank. He said: ”I wanted to send a clear message that people with big and expensive cars can’t park wherever they feel like and ignore the rights of pedestrians and bike riders.

”It shows a lack of respect and won’t be tolerated. Of course, you have to have a sense of humour in my line of work and I thought this would be a way of drawing attention to the fact that the city intends to be proactive in its fight against illegal parking.”

YouTube link.

The shocked owner of the Mercedes later exited a shop to find his German saloon destroyed by the smartly dressed civic leader.


The Rat King said...

Now that's a Mayor I'd vote for.

Shakra said...

They need to do this with capable people who park in handicapped spots.

The Rat King said...

Turns out it was a stunt that was set-up beforehand.

Even so, it is pretty damn cool.

Would be better if he had rolled over those exotics for real, though.

arbroath said...

Oh was it a stunt?

That's a shame.

Insolitus said...

A stunt, but a great one. Hopefully also gets the message across.

Dunex said...

@Shakra: With the driver inside