A Lithuanian mayor pulled an interesting stunt recently to send out a rather simple message. But the way he delivered his message is anything but simple. Arturas Zuokas, the Mayor of the city of Vilnus used a BTR, or a standard Soviet issue armored troop carrier, to crush a W140 Mercedes-Benz S-Class as part of a publicity stunt to show his frustration over the fact that wealthy citizens disregard the local parking laws wherever they choose to.
I must say, being a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, the death of one of Stuttgart’s finest was probably not the most tasteful way to get his point across. Either way, Zuokas’s message is plain and clear.
“I wanted to send a message” Zuokas told the media. “I want to point out that if you have a car and more money it doesn’t mean that you can park it everywhere. 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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