Lithuanian Mayor Uses Tank to Combat Illegal Parking

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Unleash The Beast
Apr 27, 2005
The Inland Empire State
How one mayor uses a TANK to deal a crushing blow for illegally park cars

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:17 PM on 3rd August 2011

This is the incredible moment a frustrated mayor drives an armoured vehicle over a Mercedes S-class - for parking in a cycle lane.

Arturas Zuokas, 43, took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists parking their luxury cars illegally around the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

The flamboyant politician decided to take the novel approach of fighting illegally parked cars by destroying them with a camouflaged Russian armoured personnel carrier.

Driven to drastic measures: Mayor Zuokas makes his point about illegal parking - using an armoured personnel carrier

He said: ‘I wanted to send a clear message that people with big and expensive cars can't park wherever they feel like and ignore the rights of pedestrians and bike riders.

‘It shows a lack of respect and won't be tolerated. Of course, you have to have a sense of humour in my line of work and I thought this would be a way of drawing attention to the fact that the city intends to be proactive in its fight against illegal parking.’

The shocked ‘owner’ of the Mercedes was photographed exiting a shop to find his German saloon destroyed by the smartly dressed civic leader, who shakes his hand, tells him not to park his car illegally ever again and merrily cycles off.

But not before he's thoughtfully swept up the broken glass on the street.

The car was towed away and destroyed.

Point made: In the video the car's owner arrives on the scene too late to prevent his Mercedes being destroyed by Mayor Arturas Zuokas

The dramatic scene was actually a set-up by the leader, to underline how keen he is to crush illegal parking.

The stunt was filmed for a video released by city officials, which points out that owners of expensive cars such as Ferraris and Rolls Royces regularly park in cycle lanes.

‘What should the city do about drivers who seem to think they’re above the law?’ it asks.
‘It seems that a tank is the best solution.’

A spokeswoman for the Mayor said that the car was brought in especially for the clip.


it's a man, baby!!!
May 21, 2005
from the looks of the street, there is actually no parking at all there

I am sure the business owners would like to have their customers the ability to park in front to get more business

and with stupid bike lanes down both sides of the road, I am sure this mayor is like that faggot NY mayor in his decisions, making bike lanes all over the city that no one uses or likes

Don the Radio Guy

Mar 30, 2006
Not to be a Persnickety Pete, but that's not a tank.

Funny as shit though.


I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy
Jun 1, 2005
That camouflage sucks.


Apology Ostrich
Apr 2, 2011
I want to do that to a honda civic packed with salvadorians