• Jun 4, 2008


click above for gallery of hot, hot heat

Since last Thursday, more than 20 cars and trucks in the Russian capital of Moscow have been torched by an elusive car arsonist. Each of the fires is started the same way: flammable materials are pulled from a dumpster, stacked under the vehicle's wheel, doused with lighter fluid and then set ablaze. While the arsonist has hit vehicles in five different towns, all are thought to be the work of one individual. According to police, the culprit seems to be drawn towards gray cars (yes, the color), and has completely avoided Russian Ladas, perhaps as a demonstration of national pride. Instead, more expensive luxury imports are the hot targets. Authorities believe the misfit may be a schizophrenic registered at a psychiatric hospital. It sure sounds like a good place to start looking. Thanks for the tip, Andrew V!


[Source: RAI Novosti, Photos from English Russia]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      The French are not impressed. That is a slow night in Paris.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, there are some sick people out there...

      As an enthusiast this crime ranks just about as high as German's "final solution" back in WWII.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Zero to Godwin in just under fifteen minutes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        *crickets chirp*
        • 6 Years Ago
        Drugs are bad...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Burning 20 automobiles = genocide of about 4 million Jews?



        • 6 Years Ago
        As far as stupid comments go, this one ranks just about as high as Ger... oh, wait a sec.
        • 6 Years Ago
        *jaw drops*
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. 20 cars? It's like the Stanley Cup post-game party in Detrioit..
      • 6 Years Ago
      He knows better than to approach a Lada with an open flame.
      • 6 Years Ago
      hopefully they burn that god-awful yellow Porsche Cayenne that AB displayed not too long ago.

      http://www.autounleashed.com/images/weird_porsche_cayenne.jpg
      • 6 Years Ago
      Woooooow! GTA in real life!
      • 6 Years Ago
      i give my support 100% if the guy is targeting Korean cars...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, this sure is unusual what kind of asshole would do this??
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know much about russian geography but how can he be burning cars in moscow (and holding it under seige)in one part of the article, and then be doing it in 5 different towns in the next paragraph?
        • 6 Years Ago
        And I don't think there is another city in the world with so many mercs, lexus, bmw, audi... etc
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well according the actual news item , we are dealing with 5 parts of Moscow rather than 5 cities... but after being to Moscow myself... Moscow is pretty damn huge
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Russian psychiatric hospital? Thats the most terrifying image I could possibly ever muster.
        • 6 Years Ago
        In Soviet Russia, car burns you!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "seems to target luxury imports"

      I realize that Hyundai is actually making some decent cars now, but that Santa Fe would hardly be described as "luxury"
        • 6 Years Ago
        Most imported cars in Russia are considered "luxury". You see this guys' actions are directed towards those who can afford imports and LOVE to show them off. And those rich, powerful folks tend to be selfish pigs, who don't give a damn about others.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Emil
        What?
        With talk like that, I'm gonna guess that YOU are the escaped psychopath who's been torching these vehicles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I must agree with Yar.
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