NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- YouTube pranksters rigged a vehicle made to look like a New York City taxi cab so a woman could lift it over her head without much effort.
In a promotional video for an application called Car Lister, two actors portrayed a cab driver parked illegally and a meter maid ready to enforce her authority. Pedestrians reacted with shock and disbelief -- one in particular uses his old rotary phone extension to report what he just witnessed to a friend.
After a brief verbal altercation between the two actors, the one dressed as a meter maid effectively lifts the front (and heaviest) end of the yellow SUV with a loud, prolonged scream. Each time, New Yorkers' jaws dropped with awe; there wasn't any obvious indication that the vehicle was doctored.
"How 'bout I show you how to move, huh?" she asked the driver in one scene. "It's the incredible Hulk!" a witness exclaimed. Afterward, the woman doing the heavy lifting allowed onlookers to try for themselves, revealing the illusion.