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Arturas Zuokas, Vilnius Mayor, Crushes Car With Tank To Send 'Message'


First Posted: 08/02/11 01:15 PM ET Updated: 10/02/11 06:12 AM ET

Having grown tired of a series of complaints over illegally parked cars, the mayor of Lithuania's capital opted to send his city's abundance of disrespectful drivers a very public, outrageous message.

To produce this newly-released clip, Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas commissioned an armored personal carrier and used it to crush a luxurious blue mercedes pretentiously parked on a biker's lane. "What should this city do about drivers who think they are above the law," Zuokas says in the video. "It seems a tank is the best solution."

According to Metro.co.uk, the mayor's stunt was set up by members of his office, who recently received over 100 complaints of parking woes. "I want to point out that if you have a car and more money it doesn't mean that you can park it everywhere. Zuokas was quoted by the Irish Times as saying. "Recently there's been an increase in this type of parking violations, and it shows a lack of respect for others."

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