Parking enforcement is a chore under the best of circumstances. Some cities have outsourced the service to get it off of the plates of municipal employees, others have cracked down with strict towing ordinances.

But in Lithuania, one mayor has taken the hardest line yet: destroying illegally parked cars with a tank.

The video, which has gone viral and has been featured in newspapers around the world, shows Mayor Arturas Zuokas climbing into an armored personnel carrier (APC), or light tank, and crushing an illegally parked Mercedes Benz. Apparently, high-dollar cars and their drivers are flaunting local laws and parking wherever they like. The mayor, who promised to reduce congestion on the crowded streets, has taken a no-nonsense approach.