This is the bizarre moment a lawyer eats an important piece of evidence in a bid to clear his client.
The strange incident was caught on CCTV cameras in the town of Kyzyl in Russia.
The lawyer, who has not been named, eats a breathalyser report which revealed the level of alcohol in the blood of his client, who was accused of causing an accident while drink driving.
The lawyer had been left alone with the document in the office of a local judge.
In the footage, he picks up the breathalyser report and stashes it in his bag. However, he takes it out again and almost puts it in his pocket.
Finally, he decides to put the paper in his mouth and starts chewing.
It was reported that the lawyer managed to eliminate the most important piece of evidence in the case while the judge and her secretary were out of the office.
When the secretary returned to the office, the lawyer said the report had gone missing, and that, without it, his client was in the clear.
The secretary suspected him of stealing the evidence, and the truth was revealed when CCTV footage was checked.
A police spokesman said: “The lawyer’s guilt cannot be denied when you look at the CCTV film.”
The lawyer faces at £2,000 fine or two years in prison.