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Man arrested for stealing bridge

Date 17 Sep 2007

Russian police have detained a 45-year-old municipal worker for stealing a bridge. The 5-meter span metal bridge disappeared from a river crossing in the Ryazan region, east of Moscow. Police told Reuters that they tracked down the man, who had used his work truck to remove the bridge and then chopped it up and sold it for scrap.

In a statement, Ryazan region police called it "the bulkiest theft of the year."

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