In the city of Pervouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region, a 73-year-old pensioner was detained while trying to set fire to the military registration and enlistment office, the Yekaterinburg edition Channel 4 reports . A woman was charged with attempted hooliganism by a group of persons (Part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to the pensioner, on March 30, scammers who introduced themselves as bank employees contacted her. They invited her to take part in a "secret operation" that would take place in the military registration and enlistment office of Pervouralsk. The next day, a man named Makarov called her back, who introduced himself as an FSB officer, and told her how to make a Molotov cocktail in order to "scare the terrorists in the military registration and enlistment office."
The woman brought a bottle of Molotov cocktail to the military registration and enlistment office, but could not set it on fire and went home. The scammers persuaded her to return and try again, but when she returned, she was detained by the police.
This is not the first time in the past few months that Russian pensioners detained on suspicion of attacking military registration and enlistment offices and other facilities say that they were pushed into this by scammers. On March 27, in Nizhny Tagil, an elderly woman came to the military registration and enlistment office building with acetone, gauze and plastic bottles. After the arrest, she said that she was receiving calls from an unknown person who introduced herself to her as a bank employee and forced her to set fire to the military registration and enlistment office. He also gave her instructions on how to make an incendiary mixture.
On February 12, a pensioner in Tatarstan set fire to a Sberbank branch. 63-year-old Aisulu Sh. entered the dressing room of a branch, a bank, spilled flammable liquid on the floor and set it on fire. After that, she fled, but she was quickly detained. The woman said that scammers forced her to set fire to the ATM. First, she sent them 100 thousand rubles, and then they promised to return the money - but only after she sets fire to the Sberbank branch, Baza wrote.
In August last year, a pensioner set fire to the car of an official of the Ministry of Defense. According to her , she thought she was participating in a "special operation" and helping the Russian military. She said phone scammers first convinced her to take out a loan to fight with the bandits, and then burn the car and shout at the same time "Azov is power!". Relatives of the pensioner assured that she herself supported the war.