|Fortunately the Frenchman managed to brake hard as soon as he realised what was happening. [Agencies]|
A confused tourist tried to drive his car down into a Paris Metro station after mistaking it for a car park, the Daily Mail reported.
The bizarre blunder led to his 4x4 Ducia Dustin getting stuck on the steps leading down to the Chaussee d'Antin-Lafayette stop, in the centre of the capital.
In fact, the driver -- a Frenchman identified only as Johan, 26 -- managed to hit the brakes as soon as he realized what was happening.
Johan said: "There was a sign indicating parking for the Haussmann shops just in front of me, and there was no curb next to the entrance of the steps, so that's how I made the mistake. Luckily there was no one on the steps."
(China.org.cn April 27, 2012)