Car dangling from Toronto bridge now believed to be a prank: Police

May 3 2018, 12:47 pm

A car dangling over the Millwood Road Bridge was initially suspected to be for movie shoot, but now police say it’s a prank.

Toronto Police Service is now calling it a Public Mischief investigation.

According to police, on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:06 am, they responded to a call indicating there was a motor vehicle dangling from the bottom of the Toronto bridge, close to the Don Valley Parkway.

With the assistance from Toronto Fire Services, an investigation was started and the vehicle was recovered. At the time, police said the car posed no hazard to the public.

Police say the car, which is over the Millwood bridge near the DVP, poses no hazard to the public.

“No movie shoot authorized, reason still unknown,” said police on Wednesday, adding that their investigation continues.

Toronto police now believe this was intended as a prank.

“This incident resulted in the use of significant resources that were not available to attend to genuine emergency calls for service,” said Police, following the launch of their Public Mischief investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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