Vehicle left hanging from bridge stumps police

Clay Curtis
May 3, 2018

Police believe a prank is behind the discovery of a auto dangling from a bridge near the Don Valley Parkway on Wednesday morning, puzzling police and pedestrians below.

A auto dangling on a rope from a bridge over the Don Valley Parkway caused plenty of confusion for commuters Wednesday morning.

With the help of the firefighters, the auto was brought down after 10 am.

Then they sent out another tweet that put police back at square one: There was "no movie shoot authorized".

Paramedics were also at the scene, on standby. A southbound lane of the Don Valley Parkway was blocked at Millwood Road.

Investigators are now treating it as a prank and have opened a public mischief probe in to the incident.

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"This incident resulted in the use of significant resources that were not available to attend to genuine emergency calls for service", the release said.

For now, the auto continues to perplex many - including Mayor John Tory.

"I haven't seen anything like this in 30 years", Ratushniak said. "I think precautions have been taken so that no people are adversely affected by that". The students later claimed responsibility for the stunt, saying they wanted to "draw attention to the masterful feat of professional engineers and to celebrate the skills of the tradespeople who built the bridges". "You're always very puzzled as to how a vehicle would have got into that particular situation".

Kwong said he called 911 out of concern for public safety, since the area underneath the dangling vehicle included hiking trails that are popular with dog-walkers. "We took it away on our flatbed to one of our units for a forensic investigation".

Police urged that there is "no hazard" from the auto, as it isn't dangling over a busy roadway or another location that could harm people.

"There is a walkway, there is a bicycle path that runs immediately underneath where the vehicle was hanging", he said.

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