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Sumo Wrestler Steals Cash Machine From Moscow Shop 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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Sumo Wrestler Steals Cash Machine From Moscow Shop

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  • meh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Fusen ( 841730 ) on Sunday March 07, 2010 @07:52AM (#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...
    • by Kagura ( 843695 )
      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.

      • Best. Summary. Ever.

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

    • 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...

    • by Brianwa ( 692565 )
      To be fair, it does represent a security flaw that is present in most modern operating systems.
      • by mrmeval ( 662166 )

        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.

  • by Shadow of Eternity ( 795165 ) on Sunday March 07, 2010 @07:54AM (#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.

  • by Symnron ( 1533857 ) on Sunday March 07, 2010 @08:18AM (#31388496)
    I have a sumo wrestler, it's loaded, and I'm not afraid to use it!
  • 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.

  • "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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  • This guy clearly has no moral compass.
  • where they ask the witness to pick the culprit out in a lineup.

    • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 w

    • 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...

  • Literally, this is the first real life example of what I read in the books.
  • El Guapo (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Nice three amigos reference

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

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