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16 Mar, 2010 16:50

Hungry meddler hijacks locomotive

Hungry meddler hijacks locomotive

A man in Russia’s Yaroslavl Region has hijacked a locomotive because he needed to travel to a local shop for groceries.

The incident took place at the depot of a peat extraction company in Oktyabr village, Yaroslavl Rodnoy Gorod Internet portal reports.

The meddler broke into the locomotive’s cabin, smashed through the gates and left by the company’s narrow-gauge railway.

The theft was discovered a few hours later, and the perpetrator managed to cover 57 kilometers before eventually being stopped.

The 26-year-old, who turned out to have worked for the company only to have been recently fired, was extremely drunk.

Explaining his motives to the police, he said he was heading to a nearby store to get some food. Such a shopping trip may cost the man dearly, however, as a criminal case has been launched against him.