Finding a car hanging from a cable beneath a bridge is weird enough. Police assumed the Honda Civic hanging off of the bridge might be part of a movie shoot. Others thought it was the result of an accident. As it happens, it was neither. The car is a mystery. Authorities are not sure why the car was suspended from the bridge.
The incident occurred Tuesday night Toronto. The windows had been bashed out, and the interior of the vehicle looks to have been burned. The car isn’t functioning, and wasn’t when it was suspended from the bridge.
The police checked with local officials to see if film permits had been filed. None had, and there were no other indications that the car might be left over from a video shoot.
“At this time, it is believed this incident was intended as a prank,” Const. Caroline de Kloet told reporters. “This incident resulted in the use of significant resources that were not available to attend to genuine emergency calls for service.”
When the first daytime commuters hit the bridge Wednesday morning, the car was simply spinning in the wind beneath the bridge.
After checking the area below the bridge, firefighters cut down the car. It fell with a crunch beneath the bridge.
“A similar prank happened in 2008, when University of British Columbia engineering students were allegedly involved in hanging a Volkswagen from the Lions Gate Bridge,” The Daily Mail notes.
If it is a prank, the perpetrators will likely identify themselves. That’s the way pranks work. Once their handiwork has gone viral, pranksters, almost always, brag.
“When I was shown the pictures I was just shaking my head in disbelief that it could have happened,” Mayor John Tory said. “If it’s a prank, then obviously the law should apply to people who are doing things like that.”