'Bored' Russian steals wine in ram raid with stolen tank

The desperate drinker didn't park his unusual choice of transport in the car park

The desperate drinker didn't park his unusual choice of transport in the car park

But, let's be honest, what else are you gonna do in a town that's barely south of the Arctic circle? In a surprise to nobody, witnesses reported the driver was already inebriated when he crashed the combat vehicle into the store.

Unable to turn around in a narrow street and having crushed a vehicle parked nearby, the man rammed the tank into the front of a convenience store.

On a joyride through Apatity, the man driving the armored vehicle badly damaged a parked auto before careening through the supermarket window, police said.

Police said he stole the snow-covered military vehicle from a local military training organisation in a forest near Murmansk.

He also crushed a Daewoo auto parked nearby, images showed.

He's also suspected of stealing a bottle of wine from the supermarket, and "it was with this very bottle that policemen detained him", Hibinform says. The shop was not licensed to sell alcohol that early in the morning, the agency added. Well call me old fashioned, but when someone drives into a store to steal a bottle of wine, I don't think the shop owner was selling the person any wine.

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