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by Brett Davis

In a demonstration to warn luxury car drivers not to park in the bicycle lane in the Lithuanian city of Vilnius, the mayor of the city recently crushed a Mercedes-Benz parked in the bike lane with an army tank.

Local citizens of the town are reportedly tired of luxury car owners constantly parking in the various cycleways and have requested the local council do something about it.

So, as reassurance that the public can rely on the council to clear up such matters, mayor of Vilnius, Arturas Zuokas, jumped in an army troop carrier and drove over a Mercedes-Benz S-Class that was parked in the lane. Now that is what you call a proactive council. Zuokas said,

“I’ve had enough of these drivers parking their luxury cars on bike lanes and pedestrian crossings. This tank is a good tool to solve the problem of parking in the wrong place.”

The message was recently posted up on the mayor’s Facebook page along with the image.

Even though it was a setup, the message is still pretty clear, don’t you think?