ODDS AND ENDS: Some young Russians breaking limbs on purpose to avoid war and other offbeat offerings

Video has emerged on social media of a man trying to break the arm of a Russian reservist with a sledgehammer

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Some young Russian men are breaking their limbs on purpose and posting video of their efforts online to avoid going to war in Ukraine, according to reports.

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Video has emerged on social media of a man trying to break the arm of a Russian reservist with a sledgehammer, the Telegraph reported.

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In the video, the man raises the sledgehammer up and onto the other man’s arm, before covering his eyes and running away.

The Telegraph reported the man then stands up with his arm hanging limply by his side.

Another video shows a man trying to break a friend’s leg while it rests on a stairwell. The one man jumps on the other’s leg in the video.

This trend is a dramatic version of the attempted draft-dodging many Russians have tried to do by fleeing the country following Vladimir Putin’s mobilization order.

VHS tape checked out in 2003 in Kansas. Jounson County Central Resource Library/Facebook
VHS tape checked out in 2003 in Kansas. Jounson County Central Resource Library/Facebook


A Kansas library says a VHS tape checked out nearly two decades ago was returned recently.

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The Johnson County Central Resource Library said the tape, Russian film Burnt by the Sun, was checked out on a seven-day loan in 2003.

“It’s a blast for the past for us,” Amy Field, web content developer for the Johnson County Library, told the Shawnee Mission Post. “Sometimes they have old library stickers on them or the old ways of categorizing items, and that’s always fun for librarians to see again.”

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It’s unclear if the borrower would be fined. The maximum fine at the library was $6.

“In this particular instance with the VHS, we just don’t happen to use that format anymore,” Field said. “But if it’s just an older book, we may be able to put it right back into circulation, and that’s always great.”

New Jersey cemetery visited by a disgruntled ex-husband. Google Maps
New Jersey cemetery visited by a disgruntled ex-husband. Google Maps


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There’s a terrible story out of New Jersey about a man repeatedly urinating on his ex-wife’s grave.

Multiple reports alleged the man would urinate on the grave at the Tappan Reformed Churce cemetery on the border between New Jersey and New York.

Michael Murray told New York’s News 12 that he first noticed deli bags filled with feces placed near the grave of his mother, Linda Torello, and contacted the police.

When Murray let police put cameras in the cemetery, and they allegedly revealed Torello’s former husband was the culprit, according to the New York Post. The 68-year-old man allegedly went to the cemetery nearly every morning between 6:14 a.m. and 6:18 a.m. with his current wife and urinated on the grave, according to the Post.

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A public urination charge was filed against the man by the Orangetown Police Department on Sept. 18, and the investigation is ongoing, according to Orangetown police. Reports said he had a long-standing grudge with Torello, to whom he was briefly married.  He left her more than 40 years ago, claiming her child was not his.

The Post reported the man was the father, according to a DNA test.

Torello died in 2017, and it’s unclear if Murray was the child in question.

A porch pirate in Toronto. Sun files.
A porch pirate in Toronto. Sun files. Photo by TORONTO SUN FILES /TORONTO SUN FILES


Porch pirates have become a major problem in many cities, including Austin, Texas.

A couple there decided to get revenge on the thieves by leaving a bag of dirty diapers for them to steal. However, the pirates were mad and struck back by smearing the dirty diapers on their door, before also spreading cow manure on the property, according to 97x.com.

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“The same [people] came back and took [the] package, and when they discovered it was a bunch of dirty diapers, they came back and smeared those diapers on our front door…Thirty minutes later, they came back with a giant bag of cow manure. They spread that all over our front porch and on our cars in the driveway, That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I called police, filed a report, and now there’s a detective on the case,” a woman named Gabriela told the outlet.

“We need to stop this now, especially before the holidays get started,” said Gabriela, one of the neighbours. “They’re hitting in the middle of the day, the middle of the night. Same car. Same people.”

Several people in the Austin neighbourhood said their doorbell cameras have caught the same people swiping packages from their porches, according to the report.

Police are investigating.

Meanwhile, another would-be thief was struck and killed by a vehicle in Seattle last week.

Seattle police said the man reportedly stole a package from a parked UPS truck and was hit by the mirror of a passing Ford truck as he stepped out of the UPS truck. The 45-year-old man died at the scene and the driver of the car was not intoxicated, according to Komonews.com.

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