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A Russian man in court for killing his sister tried to miraculously escape through the ceiling while the trial was still going on. You can watch the bizarre escape attempt unfold below:
In 2019, then-18-year-old Leonid Greyser was sat inside a glass-walled box at Scherbinsky court and thought he could just sneak out with everyone looking at him.
As shown in the video, a number of police officers were quick to observe the Russian's getaway attempt and caught his leg before he got too far through the tiled ceiling. His trousers were seemingly lost in the process.
Whilst one policeman grabs Greyser's leg, the other officer calls for backup with Greyser managing to shake out of his trousers and free a leg.
Until help arrived, the officer was able to hold him down and back up managed to hit the Russian with a taser in order to subdue him.
Greyser then agreed to come down and managed to shimmy himself back into the box.
While pulling his trousers back up, he was then immediately handcuffed to prevent any further escapes.
The video was recently resurfaced on TikTok and many users found the funny side of it.
One commented: "Where you going? No seriously where you going???"
A second said: "He's been watching too much prison break."
A third asked: "Why wasn't the roof covered with breakable glass."
Despite seeing the humorous side in the way in which he escaped, Greyser's case was a horrific one.
He claimed he was ordered by Satan to kill his 21-year-old sister, Ariada Korol.
At the scene of the crime, witnesses claim that before police backup arrived, Greyser undressed, whilst drawing demonic symbols in blood on his sister's body and his head.
According to the witnesses, he was asking 'to free him of Satan'.
In a confession to Russian Police, he was said to not mention Satan, but said the killing of his sister was 'necessary' and he 'did what he had to do'.
In September 2020, Greyser was sentenced to compulsory psychiatric medical treatment by Shcherbinsky district court in Moscow.
Russian law prevents any further details coming out on the verdict, but there is a review every six months of the medical condition.
Words: Anish Vij
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