Kleptomaniac Russian couple steals from hotel in Turkish resort Antalya
Nerdun Hacıoğlu - MoscowA Russian couple stole a large amount of random items from a hotel in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on June 29.
The couple, identified only by their first names Rustam and Mariya, arrived from Russia’s Surgut province for a holiday in Antalya and were found with suitcases loaded with items while they were checking out of the hotel.
The room clerk had reportedly been suspicious of the couple and asked to check their luggage on the day they were to check out of the hotel.
The hotel found 14 rolls of toilet paper, five liters of liquor filled in plastic bottles, two bathrobes, seven kilograms of oranges, and plants taken from the garden of the hotel were seized during the search of their luggage.
Officials of the hotel demanded $231 from the couple, the price of the items that were stolen, and officials allowed them to leave the hotel after making their payment.
The incident has drawn attention from some Russian media outlets, many of which criticized the hotel staff for “derogatory” behavior.