You’re FIRED! A Russian shop worker sets fire to the Russian Superstore, inflicting ‘hundreds and thousands of pounds’ of damage. His boss had told him that he was mixing prices tags.

  • Alexander Schnaider, who was told off by his superiors, allegedly torch the shop he had worked in.
  • According to reports, his boss disciplined him after he mixed up the price tags for some products
  • A man sets fire to a box of fireworks and walks away, as shown in this video
  • Schnaider was arrested and charged with arson.

According to police, after his boss complained about the price tag confusion, a shop worker in Russia set fire at the superstore.

Alexander Schnaider (33), was reported to have been changing the price tag on products at the Tomsk superstore in Russia when his manager reprimanded him.

Schnaider claimed that he was fed up with the criticisms he received about his work and lit a firework box in alcohol to extinguish it.

Alexander Schnaider, 33, (pictured) has been accused of burning down the superstore he worked at in Russia following a disagreement with his boss

Alexander Schnaider (33) was charged with setting fire to a Russian Superstore after an argument with his boss

Pictured: The circled man is alleged to be Schnaider as he walked away from the fireworks, having just set them on fire

Pictured: Schnaider is said to have walked out of the fireworks after setting them ablaze.

Life Shot refers to a source as stating that “His job was price label change, but he always confused them and placed the wrong ones at the wrong places.”

“The manager frequently criticised him and required him to redo it. He became angry with her and quit complaining.

Following the incident on Tuesday, police arrested Schnaider and he has been charged with arson motivated by ‘personal enmity’ against the management, local media reports.

The suspect reportedly confessed to police: ‘There was white spirit on the counter…

Pictured: The devastation left behind at the store by the blaze. 'Hundreds of thousands' of pounds worth of goods have reportedly been destroyed

Pictured: What the flames did to the store. The loss of goods in the value of hundreds of thousands of pounds has been reported.

Pictured: A thick plume of smoke could be seen pouring out of the roof of the superstore and into the sky as the blaze tore through the building


‘I started spraying it….You then set the entire thing ablaze.

‘As soon as it went up, I saw a guard run up to try and extinguish it…

“There was panic, there was screaming.”

“I turned around, got my coat on, and headed home.”

Video footage shows Schnaider allegedly setting fire to fireworks at the store, which were on sale in time for New Year’s celebrations.  

It was set on fire and destroyed. The store cost many thousands of pounds.

Firefighters worked for 11 hours to completely extinguish the flames at the store

The firefighters spent 11 hours extinguishing the flames in the store.

About 200 customers and employees were evacuated from Lenta, Tomsk. However, police claimed that the evacuation was an’miracle’ with no injuries.

The hypermarket was engulfed by dense smoke and flames. Firefighters spent 11 hours trying to put out the fire.

A worker said, “The fire was started by fireworks in the department.” It was called arson.

“People noticed that an employee had poured some substance onto fireworks and set them off. This is how it started.

“We work in the part of this store that has a bakery, and a cooking area.

“We heard the sound of fireworks.” The fireworks were shooting all around us.

Schnaider’s mother commented on the alleged actions of her son and said that Schnaider couldn’t explain them.