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Sumo Wrestler Steals Cash Machine From Moscow Shop

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the you-want-fries-with-that? dept.

Crime 43

timothy writes "Anyone skeevy and devious enough can buy online an ATM skimmer from some underhanded maker of same, but why not cut out the middleman, and just take the cash directly? (Also, if you're going to attempt to stop him, can I have your watch when you are dead?)"

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bang bang, chop chop, bat bat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31388298)

you don't wrestle a whale timothy, you kill it

meh (5, Insightful)

Fusen (841730) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388360)

I thought this was in idle and was wondering why it was in my RSS feed and then saw it's in YRO. Come on slashdot...

Re:meh (2)

Kagura (843695) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388538)

Best. Summary. Ever. No information was left out. It is the perfect example to which all other summaries pale in comparison. It set the bar so high. Here was my pitiful attempt:

A man believed to be a sumo wrestler ripped out a cash machine weighing 90kg (200lb) and made off with it on his shoulders, police in Moscow report.

The machine containing 25,320 roubles ($850) was found in his car.

Re:meh (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388670)

Best. Summary. Ever.

Well, now. Here's a story that nobody's going to claim is a dupe of one from 2008.

Re:meh (1)

Provocateur (133110) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388608)

Well, it could have been snapped right out of a Stephenson book, but yeah, it would have been his front page, not Slashdot's.

My search skills are sub-par, where is that story in /. about 'Sci-Fi short stories in seven words or less' when you need it? Any link/help would be greatly appreciated...

Re:meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31388714)

They accidentally put this in YRO? That's a pretty massive mistake.

Re:meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31388734)

Perhaps a sumo-wrestler walked into slashdot and demanded it being that way, for our own good.

Re:meh (1)

Brianwa (692565) | more than 4 years ago | (#31394834)

To be fair, it does represent a security flaw that is present in most modern operating systems.

Re:meh (1)

mrmeval (662166) | more than 4 years ago | (#31398480)

No most modern operating systems can operate automated guns just fine. I prefer a Linux based one but I'm blasphemous denier of The One True Operating System.

This isn't Fark, Kdawson (4, Insightful)

Shadow of Eternity (795165) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388366)

This story has nothing to do with "Your Rights Online", it isn't news for nerds, and it doesn't matter.

It may be entertaining but it's not remotely slashdot material.

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (2, Funny)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388686)

It may be entertaining but it's not remotely slashdot material.

Hey, it's only 6 in the morning,

Haven't you ever heard the expression "slow news day"?

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31388724)

In Russia, ATM... never mind.

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31389654)

Well, looks like it's time to go back to downvoting all kdawson's articles and tagging them kdawsonsucks again.

Oh well. I don't remember why I stopped, since the submissions from kdawson are almost universally stupid...

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (2, Insightful)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 4 years ago | (#31391118)

but it's not remotely slashdot material.

To be fair: So is kdawson. ;)

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (2, Interesting)

lucian1900 (1698922) | more than 4 years ago | (#31392834)

Can we please mod article authors?

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 4 years ago | (#31395304)

Careful what you wish for. They could get pissed and stop writing, and then you're facing the threat that my articles get accepted.

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 4 years ago | (#31395964)

Can we please mod article authors?

No, but you can set authors on ignore [slashdot.org] , under "Customize Stories on the Homepage".

Re:This isn't Fark, Kdawson (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31394638)

Hey. The sumo wrestler was misled. Don't you want to know if Russian police are arresting people on the shakiest of evidence? "Only a sumo wrestler could have lifted this machine." Pfft. I'm sure there are hundreds of sumo wrestlers in that area. In America, you are innocent until proven guilty. How many of us have been misled by our friends into "helping out with some technical support" only to find we were actually "stealing wads of cash". It's an innocent mistake, and in America, you don't have to rot in jail for such a typical scenario. Looks like the Russian justice system has some growing up to do.

Thanks for posting here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31388400)

now it even made it to the front page.

WTF? (1)

Merakis (959028) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388480)

I'm assuming he knocked it out of the dohy?

I have a Sumo Wrestler (4, Funny)

Symnron (1533857) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388496)

I have a sumo wrestler, it's loaded, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Everyone knows wrestling is fake (1)

MoeDumb (1108389) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388508)

Therefore the money probably was counterfeit.

Your rights online? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31388582)

WTF has this to do with your rights online? Do wretlers have a right to steal?

I read this yesterday. Interesting, but not YRO. (1)

blind biker (1066130) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388644)

This very interesting story has jack-all to do with YRO.

But anyhow, there were two perpetrators, who tried to flee with a car with darkened windows. A black BMW, IIRC. When the police caught them, the small(er) guy was trying to protect his sumo-wwrestling friend, saying that he didn't know this was a crime, that he has been conned by the little guy into thinking this was just an attempt at getting the little guy's money back - but the police didn't buy it and arrested both of them.

a Russian saying applies best here (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388712)

"If you have strength, you don't need brains" (or you don't need intelligence).

Ripping out a 90Kg ATM and carrying it away on his shoulders? Well, this guy sure has the strength.

Re:a Russian saying applies best here (1)

MoonBuggy (611105) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388780)

Yes, and he committed an easily traceable crime in broad daylight, and was caught soon after in possession of fairly solid evidence (the stolen machine itself). All this was done for the potential profit of, at most, the few thousand that you might find in a cash machine - in this case it was only about $800. I'm going to guess that perhaps a little more intelligence would have done him good after all.

Re:a Russian saying applies best here (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 4 years ago | (#31389810)

Yes, well, that saying is a sarcastic remark, it is not intended to be followed, it is intended to ridicule such actions of brute force without attempting to use some intelligence first.

Re:a Russian saying applies best here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31449922)

I don't call 6AM (before sunrise in Moscow at this time of year) broad daylight.

Driving without number-plates? (1)

mr_lizard13 (882373) | more than 4 years ago | (#31388810)

This guy clearly has no moral compass.

Moral compasses (1)

Alan R Light (1277886) | more than 4 years ago | (#31391632)

Do moral compasses work that far north?

Perhaps it's time to invest in moral GPS.

Re:Driving without number-plates? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31393564)

It clearly states sumo wrestler and not First Lord of the Treasury

Really people? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31389074)

Who cares if this YRO or not or whatever. You still found this story on slashdot, one of our favorite sites that still elicits a chuckle every now and again when there isn't the most important/ground-breaking stuff going on.
I mean, come on, did you think you were gonna wake up to a story like this?
I sure didn't. =)

Imagine the point in the police investigation... (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 4 years ago | (#31389182)

where they ask the witness to pick the culprit out in a lineup.

Re:Imagine the point in the police investigation.. (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 4 years ago | (#31395314)

Could still be touch in some areas of the US and Europe. Maybe they're not as strong but finding enough people "beefy" enough to make the lineup "acceptable" should be trivial.

It is Sumo Tori (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31390282)

you insensitive clod!

The punchline (1)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 4 years ago | (#31390582)

Pardon me, officer, I was just trying to check my rolling balance.

Or something about the rising costs of all-you-can-eat sushi buffets

Holy shit, batman! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31390854)

He ripped out a 200 lb machine?
And he carried it on his shoulder on the way out...
Now that's impressive.

It's not THAT hard... (1)

magus_melchior (262681) | more than 4 years ago | (#31391892)

Also, if you're going to attempt to stop him, can I have your watch when you are dead?

Stopping him by confronting him head-on would be a risky maneuver at best, but there are other ways of stopping his behavior and/or not letting him get away with it. Taking cell phone footage of the guy hauling the ATM and plastering it on Youtube, for example. I'm told this same technique brought a lot of unwanted notoriety to the BART police when one of their officers shot a restrained guy dead.

This sort of thing, sumo wrestler or not (and since that's the suspect's claim, I doubt he is one unless Roho or some of the other Russian wrestlers went nuts), is best left to the authorities anyway. But take the pictures discreetly, just in case it's a mayor's son or something.

Re:It's not THAT hard... (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 4 years ago | (#31395354)

Well, considering what I know of Moscow, it's not a bad advise to take pictures of a suspect discreetly when you watch him drive off in a BMW with tinted glasses... Whether it's wise to hand the pics to the police personally instead of sending them in an envelope without your address or fingerprints on is another thing to consider...

Brute Force Attack ! (1)

OricAtmos48K (979353) | more than 4 years ago | (#31393242)

Literally, this is the first real life example of what I read in the books.

El Guapo (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31393400)

Nice three amigos reference

BBC? Seriously? (1)

djdevon3 (947872) | more than 4 years ago | (#31393806)

You posted a non-technological story to Slashdot and the source was BBC. Double Fail.

Tags (1)

fulldecent (598482) | more than 4 years ago | (#31403190)

photosoritdidnthappen

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