Man rams armored personnel carrier into shop, steals wine

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A Russian man in the far-northern Murmansk region crashed an armored personnel carrier into a supermarket on Wednesday in an attempt to steal a bottle of wine.

According to Reuters, local townspeople said the man appeared drunk as he stole the vehicle from a training ground. He then climbed out of the vehicle's hatch, looked at the destruction, and clambered into the store, where he apparently stole a bottle of wine.

The armoured vehicle - known in the West as an M-1970 - is a Soviet era APC created to be fully amphibious. Photos from the scene showed that he crushed at least one auto - a Daewoo. I had to laugh when it was pointed out that the shop was not licensed to sell alcohol at the time of the accident.

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Not surprisingly, it's believed the man already was drunk when he chose to take his course of action, the Guardian reports.

Onlookers didn't seem particularly concerned about the sight of a military machine on the sidewalk. The man was arrested without incident.

"Basically some guy stole an armored vehicle... and went into a shop to top up his stocks in the morning", a social media user described.

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