The flamboyant politician decided to take the novel approach of fighting illegally parked cars by driving over them in a Russian tank.
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.”
The shocked owner of the Mercedes was photographed exiting a shop to find his German saloon destroyed by the smartly dressed civic leader.
The car was later crushed.
"DIMITRI! READY THE TANK!"
"GOOD! NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT THOSE RICH RATS ON THE HORIZON!"
"THEIR ILLEGALLY PARKED CARS WILL BE THE FIRST TO BE CRUSHED ON THIS DAY!"