Video: Mayor Crushes Illegally Parked Car with Tank

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

They are really serious about enforcing parking laws in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius -- so serious that the mayor himself got into a tank and crushed a simulated illegally parked car.

The New York Daily News reports that in a video posted to YouTube on Tuesday, Mayor Arturas Zuokas crushed the Mercedes with the tank.

"What should the city do about drivers who think that they are above the law?" Zuokas asked in the video, according to a translation from The Guardian. "It seems that a tank is the best solution."

But The Guardian reports this was just a demonstration -- a mayoral spokesman said the car was purchased and destroyed to make a point.

Still, it's pretty cool video, as well as a warning to Lithuanians who are thinking about parking where they shouldn't: