A Russian man faces a prison sentence after police caught him dismantling and stealing a road.
The 40-year-old managed to take apart an entire road in a remote part of the country and steal a total of 82 concrete slabs that used to form the route between a local village and a nearby river. The slabs were loaded on to the back of three trucks after being dug up using a special bulldozer. Police eventually intercepted the theft and retrieved more than $8,000 worth of materials.
The incident is one of a series of similar thefts in Russia that have taken place in recent months. Back in June another man was caught dismantling an entire bridge using a welding torch so that he could steal the metal and sell it for scrap.
"The man stole 82 reinforced concrete slabs that formed the route from the village of Parcheg in the republic of Komi to the Vychegda River, the RIA Novosti news agency reported."
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