Man Calls Police to Confess to Fake Murder in Hopes of Having Road Cleared of Snow

After having the road to his home blocked by heavy snowfall, a Ukrainian man decided to call police and confess to a fictitious murder in hopes they would clear the road in order to reach him. He said that he and his stepfather had gotten into an argument and he had ended up stabbing the elderly man repeatedly in the chest with a knife. The victim had collapsed and was not breathing. The self-confessed attacker added that he was willing to turn himself in, if police could reach his home. A team was dispatched to the village to take the self-confessed murderer into custody, but because a snow plow had cleared the road earlier, they made it there in their patrol car. When the officers reached the reported scene of the crime, they expected a gruesome scene, but instead found the victim alive and well. While being questioned, the so-called killer confessed to reporting a fake crime. Apparently, he was aware that the snow plow had been operating in the area, but was dissatisfied with the quality of its clearing efforts. He now faces a fine of up to 119 hryvnias ($4.30) for making a false police report and wasting public servants’ time.