By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Driven to drastic measures: Mayor Zuokas makes his point about illegal parking - using an armoured personnel carrier
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.
Point made: In the video the car's owner arrives on the scene too late to prevent his Mercedes being destroyed
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.’