Police – and commuters – have been left baffled over who might have left a burnt-out car dangling from a cable from one of Toronto’s busiest road bridges.
Officers first thought the blue Sedan, which was spotted swaying underneath Millwood Overpass Bridge, was part of a movie set, according to Canadian broadcaster CTV News.
But further investigation revealed no film sets had been authorised in the area.
“At this time, it is believed this incident was intended as a prank,” said Constable Caroline de Kloet, adding that a “public mischief” investigation had been launched.
She condemned the escapade, saying it took officers away from “genuine emergency calls”.
City fire crews managed to recover the vehicle – but the apparent high jinks caused a stir on social media, with members of the public coming up with their own theories.
Resident Malcolm Thomas was cycling past the scene on Tuesday and stopped to take photographs of the suspended car.
“The ultimate prank?” he asked followers on his Instagram page.
“Lot’s of confusion over the dangling car off of the DVP [Don Valley Parkway] bridge in Toronto being a movie shoot. Are the cameras, cast and crew hiding? Did they finish filming and simply forget the dangling car? Was it an alien prank? Will we ever know the truth…” wrote @sun_eb on Twitter.
“Art project??” tweeted @Gwenhyvar_Green, while @markdixon100 suggested: “Probably a body in the boot and a mafia hit.”