Russian hijacks office bus to go home

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 08:00 hrs

Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian man working in a private company hijacked a company bus because he had no money to pay for his fare to go home, the interior ministry said.

The man from Udmurtia region drove the bus from the company premises Saturday, the ministry said.

"After a day's work, as he was about to go home, the young man discovered he had no money to pay for his fare and he decided to take a company bus home," the ministry said.

"Knowing that the bus driver's door was not locked while the keys were in the cabin, the perpetrator hijacked it."

When the company director saw the bus was missing he reported the case to the police who quickly identified the hijacker from CCTV cameras.

However, law enforcement officials did not have to go to the young man's home to get him, as his father had already taken him to a police station.

"His father brought the hijacker to the police station as soon as he learned why there was a bus outside their home," the ministry said.

The man faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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