A 47-year-old man, who hiked 9,000 kilometers from Moscow to his hometown on the Kamchatka Peninsula by foot, was robbed in Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East, Russian Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid said on Tuesday.
The Russian’s troubles began in Moscow in 2010 when his acquaintances stole his documents and money. The man decided to return home to Kamchatka by foot.
During his 400-day trip, the man had been making ends meet by recycling empty glass bottles and working as a porter and unskilled worker, the tabloid said.
Vladivostok police were perplexed when the tramp in worn-out boots said he had been robbed in the city after he had crossed practically all of Russia.
Police found the robber and returned the man’s belongings and money.