Sinn Féin has confirmed that one of their MLAs has removed a clamp from the front wheel of his car, using what appears to be bolt cutters, in Belfast.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the party confirmed that Gerry Kelly removed the clamp at about 07:20 GMT on Friday outside a gym.
A recording of the incident has been posted on social media.
The party spokesperson said that the matter is being dealt with by Mr Kelly's solicitor.
They said: "Gerry Kelly returned to his car after an early morning gym session to find that his car had been made immobile by a clamp just after 07:20 GMT.
"He removed the clamp from the front wheel.
"He left the device nearby and drove off to pre-arranged meetings.
"His solicitor is dealing with the matter and he will be making no further comment at this time."