Residents of Zachodnio-Pomorskie were left rubbing their eyes in amazement this week when they were confronted with the peculiar sight of a car perched on top of a large tree.
The bizarre event occurred in the north western village of Lubczyna and according to daily Fakt, was the handy work of a number of fed up locals who wanted to teach the car’s owner a lesson.
24-year-old Zbigniew F. was well-known for speeding around the village like a maniac with no thought for other drivers or pedestrians, despite not actually owning a valid driving license and the action was angry residents’ way of letting him know they had had enough.
Residents say that he’s used to drive around the village in such a dangerous fashion and that they had to put up with this for 10 years. Even as a youngster the boy had no license.
In order to make their thoughts known to the perpetrator, a number of villagers decided to take direct action to show that enough was enough.
Hiring a crane, they waited till the dead of nigh and hoisted the white Ford from the ground and left it balancing rather dubiously in a nearby willow tree.
“We received a phone call from the car’s owner informing us that some of his neighbours had played a trick on him and put his vehicle in a tree,” says Marta Pierko, a spokeswoman with the local police.
However, despite having nothing to do with the strange act, Zbigniew F. was ordered by authorities to remove the vehicle before somebody was injured because of it.
“It’s certainly a punishment for me,” he says in an interview. “But it’s too difficult and I actually don’t really want to talk about it.”
According to, the police spokeswoman, Zbigniew F. was always punished by authorities when caught driving without a license in the past. He did receive fines when caught.
The white Ford has since been removed from its latest parking spot and locals are now waiting to see whether the punishment has made any difference.
And what do you think about it? What would police do here in USA in this situation? Not only about the car on a tree, but also about someone driving without driver’s license for so many years? Sometimes it really amazes me how PD works in Poland…
Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)