Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Maybe they should try this on South Beach

This video of a publicity stunt by the mayor Vilnius Lithuania is currently making the rounds on the cable news channels.

-via the New York Daily News
Lithuanian mayor runs over illegally parked car with a tank

Drivers who park illegally in the capital of Lithuania better check themselves before the city's mayor wrecks their rides.

Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas revved up a tank and ran over a blue Mercedes parked in the wrong place at the wrong time in a video posted on YouTube Tuesday.

Zuokas hoped to warn drivers who park with impunity on the historic city streets.

"What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law?" Zuokas asked in the video, according to a translation posted on The Guardian's Web site.

"It seems that a tank is the best solution," he said.

After crushing the vehicle, Zuokas is shown sweeping up the debris and shaking the hand of the car's distraught owner.

A mayoral spokeswoman said the car was purchased to make a point and no actual Mercedes owners were hurt in the filming, The Guardian reported.

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