Russia hasn’t had it so good in last decade and a half. Poverty and crime has risen quite a lot. But nothing could prepare me to imagine a crime like this! Generally, when you talk of a theft, you would say that Mr. X stole A from a house or office. You know things are REALLY BAD – when the crime news says – A Man stole a bridge from a local river! As if it was a gold ornament lying on a pot! 🙂
A goods vehicle driver from Russia’s Ryazan Region, to the southeast of Russia’s capital, is suspected of stealing a five-meter metal bridge from a local river, a local police spokesman said.
"A five-meter metal bridge over the Yaroslavka River was stolen, but the thief was successfully traced following a manhunt," he said.
Investigators said the 45-year-old suspect is believed to have dislocated the bridge in the region’s Shilovo District and carried it away using a vehicle owned by the utilities company he works for. He then sawed it up, and intended to sell it to a scrap yard, the spokesman said.
The final two cents from the police:
"This is the largest object to be stolen this year," the spokesman said. A police investigation is ongoing.
Now, THAT is called the understatement of the year!!
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