‘Bored’ Russian steals wine in ram raid with stolen tank

A Russian man has been arrested after he allegedly stole an armoured vehicle and used it to carry out a ram raid on a supermarket – but he only stole one bottle of wine.

Image: Hibiny

According to Russian news site hibinform.ru, a 29-year-old man, who has not been named, stole an armoured vehicle from a military driving school in the north-west Russian town of Apatity.

He proceeded to drive away in the vehicle before taking a rather unorthodox route through the town, failing to properly negotiate a bend and destroying a car in the process. The man then drove straight into the front of a shop.

The man, who was believed to be drunk, climbed out of the hatch and then walked into the grocery store.

It is thought that he stole a bottle of wine from the store, and “it was with this very bottle that policemen detained him,” reported Hibinform.

Russian TV channel Vesti said the suspect was also “bored” which it cited as the reason why the man stole the tank.

According to local media, he took a bottle of red wine made in the Crimea at the Massandra Winery, now owned by the Russian government following the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014.

The tank-like amphibious armoured vehicle was developed in the 1960s, can carry 11 people and is thought to weigh around 20 tonnes.

One Response to “‘Bored’ Russian steals wine in ram raid with stolen tank”

  1. I suppose you could say he was Tanked up !!
    Lawrence Page

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