A Russian man accidentally killed himself after removing a pin from a grenade and snapping a photo of himself with said pin. Needless to say, the grenade went off, ending the man’s life.
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Chechik, a 26-year-old from Krasnodar, died in a grenade blast he caused. The death is ruled an accident and not suicide. Chechik also took images of himself with the pin removed from the grenade which he managed to send to several friends before the detonation. Police say that the images he sent to his friends indicated that he didn’t intend to kill himself.
A picture shows that the pin has clearly been taken out, leading his friends to question what he is doing.
One friend sent him a message that said: ‘Where are you? Are you OK?’
He replied: ‘Depends on what OK is in your understanding?’
After he sent the picture with the pin removed, his friend responded: ‘Listen, don’t do stupid things. Where are you?’
Police believe the man from Labinsk, Krasnodar region, expected the grenade would not explode as long as he didn’t throw it.
He had also sent pictures to other friends and police have categorised his death as an accident rather than suicide, according to reports.