Video shot from the dashboard of a car that shows a man carrying a body onto Prospekt Dmitrova in Novosibirsk early Monday.
Police detained a man in Novosibirsk on Monday for trying to dump a dead body on a busy road in the Siberian city.
The identity of the man and the circumstances under which he came to possess the body were not immediately clear, although a video camera mounted on a car’s dashboard captured footage of the incident.
According to video of the incident uploaded to YouTube, a man walked into heavy traffic with what appeared to be a body in his arms around 6:40 a.m. Monday.
The author of the footage — shot on a camera on the dashboard of a car that stopped to let the man pass onto the road — wrote in comments below the video that the man put the body in front of his car and yelled at him not to call an ambulance.
The video's author said traffic police officers came quickly, and a woman who had been driving behind him stopped and confirmed to the police that he had not hit the dead man.
The man who carried the body was taken to a police station, and materials in the case have been given to regional investigators, a police spokesman told Interfax. He provided few other details about the incident.