Vodka Vending Machine

A vending machine in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol that is supposed to sell coffee was jerry-rigged to dispense shots of vodka instead—-at about $1 a pop, and also sold an array of fruit juice mixers.

While this may seem amusing to some, authorities don’t find the tricked-out machine funny. Ukrainian tax collectors are reportedly looking for the person or people behind the “wonder machine” — as it has been called — on suspicion of illegally trading in alcohol.

Interfax-Ukraine noted that illegal alcohol trade in Ukraine is a serious problem, with an estimated 35 percent of vodka sold in the country in 2012 being unlawfully produced.