Elderly driver rips off wheel clamp before driving off

You often hear stories of people finding hidden reserves of superhuman strength in times of pressure – and this footage would appear to capture just that. The video, taken on a street in Lisbon, Portugal, shows an elderly driver tearing a wheel clamp from his car before driving off, desperate to catch his flight.

The man's BMW X5 SUV was caught parked illegally by wardens in Lisbon, who told him he would need to wait for 45 minutes to get it removed. But faced with the prospect of missing his plane, the furious motorist took matters into his own hands.