Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Russian Fisherman Detained in Japan for Illegal Beer Run

"B-double E-double R U N ... beer run!"

A Russian mariner sailing his inflatable boat to Japan’s coast to buy beer was arrested by local police on the way back, the AFP reported on Monday.

Sergei Vashkevich, the off-duty chief mate of a merchant ship, landed on the eastern tip of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido Saturday and bought a case of beer for $80 at a highway rest stop.

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