The mayor of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, has fired a tough warning shot to drivers who park their cars on cycle paths. Rather than issue a standard fine or tow away the offending vehicle, Arturas Zuokas drove a tank over a Mercedes that was blocking the path meant exclusively for bicycles.
Zuokas filmed his stunt for a Swedish television show and posted it on youtube. “In the past few days, expensive cars have been illegally parked in almost this exact place – a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari,” he comments over the video. “What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law? It seems that a tank is the best solution.”
Zuokas is a keen cyclist and implemented a cycle path scheme across Vilnius several years ago.
A spokesman for the mayor later revealed that the car used in the video had been bought by the city council especially for the stunt.