A couple living in a communal apartment in Moscow caught one of their housemates stealing pork chops by secretly videotaping him with a Web cam.
Valery Fefelkin was convicted of theft and a judge sentenced him to perform community service for a year, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
Fefelkin and Andrei and Maria Osipov were among the residents of a communal apartment or kommunalki. The apartments were erected in the Soviet era with residents having their own rooms and sharing a kitchen and bathroom.
While Fefelkin claimed that he took the Osipovs' pork chops by mistake, their Web cam caught him wiping the refrigerator door down so he would not leave fingerprints.