Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Ok, so it’s a staged public service announcement, but still pretty cool. The mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania shows that he’s mad as hell about drivers parking in bike lanes, and he’s not going to take it anymore. He then proceeds to crush an illegally parked Mercedes with an armored personnel carrier. (If the video doesn’t display, click here).
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