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  • 10 May 2012, 6:56

A case for special branch

Top of the tree /Europics

Fed-up neighbours are suspected of putting the brakes on the antics of a boy racer - by hoisting his car to the top of a tree.

Zbigniew Filo, 24 - who doesn't even have a licence - woke to find his souped up white Ford Escort dangling from a huge willow tree in Lubczyna, Poland.

Locals have refused to say who carried out the prank, but have revealed that one villager's mobile crane was borrowed for the night.

Police spokesman Marta Pierko confirmed: "We received a call from a man saying his car was stuck in a tree, and that his neighbours had put it there.

"After inspecting the site we instructed him to remove it from the tree," she added.

One local explained: "Whoever, or whatever it was, it's probably a good thing as he was a dangerous driver and could have killed someone.

"Perhaps he'll think twice about his hair-raising driving and about getting a licence or who knows where his next car might end up?"

Filo, who has promised to change his driving style, was left scratching his head about how to get it down after police ordered him to put the car back on the ground because it was dangerous.

But that problem resolved itself overnight when the car was blown out of the tree, landing upside down on the ground below.

"I can't believe this. Yesterday was bad enough when I saw it stuck halfway up the tree. And now look at it," he  complained.