Residents of inner-Melbourne suburb Richmond will be familiar with the location pictured above ? and some intimately so ? but this is a scene that will forever be burned into the memory of one unlucky Mercedes-Benz S500 owner.
According to witnesses, the driver lost control of the Merc while turning right from Brunton Avenue into Punt Road early on Sunday morning, mounting the kerb at speed and plowing into the wall of ?upmarket? brothel, Ladies for Gentlemen.
Perhaps anticipating the impending shitstorm destined for the internet, the driver promptly did a runner.
Mercedes-Benz generally has good reason to pride itself on the handling of its performance models, but this is one time the horse got the better of its rider.
The driver can?t be accounted for at this point, but Police say no occupants of the establishment were injured in the accident (but the earth may have moved a little unexpectedly).