A person living nearby was able to record the freakish crime (see above), and many people photographed the aftermath.
At least one auto was damaged during the escapade, during which the vehicle was driven erratically through the city before attempting to batter itts way into the store.
According to Reuters, the unnamed perpetrator is in his late 20s.
Soon the adventure was over, however, and the "tankman" smashed into a store window, destroying a auto parked nearby.More news: Panel Backs University Misconduct Probe; President Resigns
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According to regional news outlet Hibinform.ru, the unnamed culprit took the vehicle from a driving school, before failing to negotiate a bend, destroying a auto, and crashing into the shop front in the north-western town of Apatity. I don't blame the man for taking a joyride in that vehicular behemoth. Apparently, this was a man who just wanted some wine, and that was all. Witnesses believed the man was intoxicated at the time, which seems apparent.
This video shows the vehicle abandoned at the storefront after it had been crashed through it. The drunken driver even pokes his head out of the top hatch at one point in the clip for a look around before backing up the APC. Officers arrested him carrying the drink, local news portal Hibinform reported.
The hijacker didn't resist arrest when he was seized by the local traffic police.