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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Moldovans Hang Thief

MOSCOW () -- An unemployed man has been found hanging from a tree with a cucumber stuck in his mouth in rural Moldova, apparently killed by vegetable growers angry at widespread theft of their produce, Itar-Tass said Monday.

Tass said the body hung for four hours on a tree by a country road, scaring passing motorists near the town of Dubasari in Moldova's separatist Dnestr region.

"Despairing of help from police, local residents guard their gardens in turns and punish thieves themselves," Itar-Tass quoted a secretary for the local authorities as saying.