MOSCOW, June 24 (RIA Novosti) - The head of a Moscow
factory caused alarm among local residents when he switched on
an air raid alert in order to force a motorist to remove her
improperly parked car, Russian media said on Wednesday.
Although the air raid alarm sounded in south Moscow at
about 10:00 a.m. [6:00 a.m. GMT] on Tuesday, authorities and
locals were baffled until a police probe was concluded on
According to witnesses, there was a continuous signal and
an "Attention, everyone" message. The sirens caused panic among
local residents, who began to turn on the TV and call police in
an attempt to find out what was happening amid rumors of
Police discovered that the siren had been activated by the
head of a local factory which produces mannequins. The man
turned the air raid signal on in an attempt to attract the
attention of a female driver, who had parked just in front of
the factory gates, blocking the entrance for other vehicles.