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Russia: 'Parkman' becomes local hero by blocking the towing of his truck01:07

Russia: 'Parkman' becomes local hero by blocking the towing of his truck

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 16, 2014 at 17:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Konstantin Altukhov has become a local hero in Moscow after a 24-hour stand-off with a tow truck ended today with authorities finally backing down and allowing the man to drive away with his Mazda pick-up.

Altukhov, now known on social media and local news as the "Parkman," dived into his Mazda pick-up on Wednesday around 15:30 (11.30 GMT) just as it was being lifted onto the tow truck. Russian law prohibits vehicles from being removed with the driver inside, sparking off a 24- our stand-off with Altukhov refusing to exit the vehicle and receiving support from friends and passers-by, who brought the 'Parkman' food and drinks so he could continue the stand-off with the tow truck.

Authorities eventually gave up and his vehicle was released around 14:00 local time (10.00 GMT). Altukhov said he intends to go home and rest before hiring a lawyer to defend his position in court.

Russia: 'Parkman' becomes local hero by blocking the towing of his truck01:07
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Konstantin Altukhov has become a local hero in Moscow after a 24-hour stand-off with a tow truck ended today with authorities finally backing down and allowing the man to drive away with his Mazda pick-up.

Altukhov, now known on social media and local news as the "Parkman," dived into his Mazda pick-up on Wednesday around 15:30 (11.30 GMT) just as it was being lifted onto the tow truck. Russian law prohibits vehicles from being removed with the driver inside, sparking off a 24- our stand-off with Altukhov refusing to exit the vehicle and receiving support from friends and passers-by, who brought the 'Parkman' food and drinks so he could continue the stand-off with the tow truck.

Authorities eventually gave up and his vehicle was released around 14:00 local time (10.00 GMT). Altukhov said he intends to go home and rest before hiring a lawyer to defend his position in court.

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