Feb 4, 2008

Malaysian burglar caught napping

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police have arrested a thief who fell asleep after snacking on cookies in the home of his victim and was discovered curled up in bed clutching a stolen purse, a newspaper said on Monday.

V. Sathya, an insurance manager in the northern Malaysian state of Terengganu, said his nine-year old son was startled to find the intruder sleeping in his bed, with a blanket pulled over his head, after the family returned from a shopping trip.

"He shouted and ran out of his room," Sathya told the Star newspaper. "Even then the burglar did not wake up and carried on sleeping while holding on to one of my wife's purses."

The thief also ate up the cookies the family had prepared for Chinese New Year celebrations next weekend.

"My wife had prepared various delicacies over the past few days but the rogue ate everything," said Sathya, who is married to an ethnic Chinese.

Noel Boyd says: How dumb is this fella? It's one thing to rob a house. But to eat in the house and to fall asleep? The least he could have done was to sleep in the master bedroom. Geez!!

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