May 3 (UPI) — Toronto police said a car found dangling from a city bridge with no engine or windows was likely placed as part of a prank.
The blue Honda Civic was discovered dangling from a wire under the Millwood Overpass Bridge on Wednesday morning and police initially suspected it was part of a movie shoot.
Police said later Wednesday they determined the car, which was burned out on the inside and had no windows, windshield or engine, was not part of any authorized filming in the city.
“At this time, it is believed this incident was intended as a prank,” Toronto Police Constable Caroline de Kloet said in a Wednesday afternoon news release. “This incident resulted in the use of significant resources that were not available to attend to genuine emergency calls for service.”
The car was safely brought to the ground by firefighters about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Police said the investigation into the discovery is ongoing and the pranksters responsible could face charges for tying up emergency resources.