Police in Russia’s Saratov Region have detained a virtual killer. “Render assistance in killing self. Possibly, without client’s consent,” says an add which emerged the other day at the advertisement site on the Internet. The add was signed “Solonik” echoing the name of Russian professional killer, former policeman, Aleksandr Solonik dubbed Sasha of Macedonia for his ability to shoot from both hands at once - he himself was killed last year in Greece, though. Policemen sent to the indicated e-address an order to rub out one man pointing, for security reasons, to a dummy person. “Solonik” agreed to, but asked for an advance payment at the rate of $500, according to the Vyorsty newspaper. He was detained at the moment of receiving the money. It proved to be a 21-yearold student of one of Saratov colleges. He said to policemen that he was not planning to kill anybody and placed the add exclusively on purpose to collect information of those showing interest to the offer and then hand it to law-enforcement bodies.
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