Polish Village Enacts Unique Punishment on Speedy Driver
Villagers in Poland annoyed by the reckless antics of a speedy driver concocted their own unique style of revenge to teach the 24-year-old driver a lesson.
Forgoing the typical method of leaving a note or, perhaps, speaking to the driver directly, residents of Lubczyna, Poland, instead placed the driver's car atop a tree.
U.K. newspaper The Mirror reports that when the driver, Zbigniew Filo, walked out the door to take his white Ford Escort for a drive, he found it instead hoisted to the top of a willow tree.
"We received a call from a man saying his car was stuck in a tree, and that his neighbors had put it there," a police spokesman told the Mirror.
Filo had reportedly been driving his Escort recklessly throughout the village for months, and without a driver's license, so villagers decided to take action.
"Perhaps he'll think twice about his hair-raising driving and about getting a license or who knows where his next car might end up?" one neighbor told the paper.
The villagers are staying mum about who among them actually carried out the prank other than saying that it took a mobile crane to get the car to the top of the tree.
Filo, whose car was returned to him after he promised to drive more carefully, admitted the lesson was learned.
"I get the message, but I think it was a bit harsh," he said, according to the Mirror.