A scientist working in Antarctica has been arrested for the attempted murder of his colleague after stabbing him with a knife because “he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books.”
In what may be the first attempted murder committed in Antarctica, 55-year-old Sergey Savitsky was deported to Russia and arrested for stabbing 52-year-old welder Oleg Beloguzov with a kitchen knife.
Scientist in remote outpost in Antarctica stabs colleague who kept telling him endings of books he was reading https://t.co/ukju9jcTX9— Alice Bell (@alicebell) October 30, 2018
Cut off from the rest of the world, Savitsky and Beloguzov were both avid readers during the four years they spent together working at Russia’s Bellingshausen station in the South Shetland Islands.
Tension, however, reached a breaking point between the two after Beloguzov repeatedly revealed the endings of books that Savitsky was reading. After an argument broke out, Savitsky allegedly stabbed Beloguzov in the chest with a kitchen knife.
Beloguzov was evacuated to the nearest hospital in Chile where he is expected to recover.
According to an Interfax report, Savitsky “surrendered on his own and without resistance to the station manager.” Savitsky was deported to St. Petersburg where he is currently under house arrest.
Some on Twitter were pretty conflicted after hearing the story.
I hate spoilers too, but dang!— Simone Cromer ? (@TheatreofZen) October 30, 2018
.Am I a bad person for laughing so hard at this headline? I get it, though. That kind of spoiling is just plain wrong!— Anne (@Anne26299002) October 30, 2018
Antarctic scientist 'stabbed colleague on remote research station because he kept telling him the endings of books': reporthttps://t.co/N9VsX81bsX
This is so awful and yet so right st the same time. I am morally conflicted.— M (@MPryor78) October 30, 2018
I mean...I wish it hadn't ended this way but...I get it. https://t.co/1ojB7OI6Y2— Jenny Fierro (@USDJenny) October 30, 2018
Though many had trouble blaming Savitsky for what he had done.
They thought Beloguzov was asking for it, although stabbing him was definitely over the top.
You just don't start saying spoilers— slipmaggot8 (@Slipmaggot8) October 30, 2018
Yeah, from the place that gave us Tolstoy, Dostoievski and Sozhenitsyn, the Russians play for keeps when it comes to literature....— Steve Adams (@Nursedudesteve) October 30, 2018
Stack the jury with people who read the Harry Potter series or something along those lines.— Dave Stevens (@ultralitigator) October 30, 2018
Spoiler alert — in the end everyone walked away with a valuable life lesson.
I’m not gonna say he deserved it, but the lesson here is don’t be a dick— The Art of Charm (@TheArtOfCharm) October 31, 2018
Also, don’t stab people