Drunken Russian Man Uses Stolen Tank To Break Into Liquor Store

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done while intoxicated?

That’s nothing compared with this.

A Russian man rammed an armored personnel carrier into a shop window before climbing through to steal a bottle of wine on Wednesday morning, according to local media and video posted on social media. The incident occurred in Apatity, a small town just south of the Arctic circle.

The man had swiped the vehicle from a privately-run motorsport training ground nearby, driven it through a forest. But as he struggled to turn around in a narrow street, the man - whom witnesses described as being drunk - proceeded to slam the tank into the window of the “Family” convenience store.

He also crushed a Daewoo car parked nearby. Footage shared on social media showed the man exiting the tank, briefly inspecting the damage, then entering the shop through the broken window and snatching a bottle of wine.

He was later arrested while in possession of the same stolen bottle of wine, local media reported. The shop was not licensed to sell alcohol that early in the morning, the agency added.


Despite the fact that a drunk man was in full control of a tank, witnesses visible in the footage did not seemed particularly disturbed.

“Basically some guy stole an armored vehicle... and went into a shop to top up his stocks in the morning,” one social media user said while filming the scene.

The man, in his late twenties, did not resist arrest, RIA news agency reported. His identity was not released.