Boozy burglar sleeps off binge in victim’s house

Police say a suspected burglar entered a Jempol house through an unlocked back door, then helped himself to some of his victim’s liquor, before passing out while still in the house. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 24, 2023.

A MAN has been detained after he apparently fell asleep in the house he was burgling in Taman Tanjung, Bahau, Jempol, yesterday.

Jempol police chief Hoo Chang Hook said the house owner lodged a police report about the incident when he woke up around 6.30am and found the suspect sleeping in the single storey terraced house.

He said the 65-year-old complainant, his wife and their four children were at home at the time of this incident.

“The 41-year-old suspect was believed to have fallen asleep after consuming alcoholic drinks belonging to the house owner, who also found a paper bag containing two knives, a screwdriver, two bottles of liquor and a tablet next to the suspect,” he said in a statement today.

Hoo said the suspect was believed to have entered the house through an unlocked backdoor.

The suspect, who has multiple previous convictions, has been remanded for four days to assist in the investigation under section 457 of the penal code. – Bernama, January 24, 2023.

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