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Concerned Locals Seize Cross-Dressing Prosecutor

The Krasnodar prosecutor's office building

A cross-dressing ex-prosecutor in the Krasnodar region was seized by local citizens after he apparently frightened a group of teenage girls, Krasnodar prosecutors said in a statement.

Concerned residents in the village of Pervomaisky grabbed Konstantin Fominov after he struck up a conversation with a group of girls Wednesday evening and they started to scream.

A source in the local branch of the Investigative Committee told Interfax that the adventurous dresser was wearing a wig, dress, corset and high heels at the time.

Following his capture, Fominov told his assailants that he was a prosecutor, and the information later leaked to local media.

Regional prosecutors responded to the incident Friday, releasing a statement online that said Fominov had quit his job that same day "because of severe illness and the necessity of his receiving treatment outside the Krasnodar region."

Officials are conducting a check into the incident, the statement added.

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