This content is not available in your region

Justice overdrive: mayor crushes illegally parked car

Justice overdrive: mayor crushes illegally parked car
Text size Aa Aa

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.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.