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The mayor of Lithuania wants all you hucksters who illegally park in bike lanes to get used to the idea of him driving over your Mercedez with a Russian tank.

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I prefer my politicians with a little panache. Arturas Zuokas, the mayor of Vilnuis from 2000-2007, reelected in April of this year, exhibits a flair for PR showmanship in this latest video wherein he solves the problem of cars parked in bikes lines.

In a pluck demonstration targeting people who think they’re above the law (i.e., people who park their Mercedes anywhere they want), Mayor Zuokas responds, “It seems like a tank is the best solution.”  He then jumps into a Soviet troop carrier to crush the luxury vehicle.

The fictional Mercedes driver (it is after all a staged demonstration) comes out of a store, shakes the mayor’s hand in disbelief, then congenially agrees to park legally from now on.

It’s a clever if cute display, and it does the trick.  The message is clear: the mayor will not stand for your entitled sense of dispensation.

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