The thief was sleeping and still drowsy when the police officers woke him up after falling asleep on a bed in the house he wanted to rob
A thief broke into aÂ policeÂ officerâs house, then climbed into a bed and fell asleep.
The incident took place on March 22 in the Nam Rorn sub-district of Wichianburi in Petchabun province in northeastern Thailand.
Police sergeant Sakda Jiamprasert woke in the night at around 2am and heard the air-conditioner running in his daughterâs room.
Remembering that his daughter had gone away for a few days, the police went outside and peeked into her bedroom window.
There, Sakda saw the burglar, Athip Kinkhunthot, curled up in his daughterâs bed, with his housebreaking tools next to him.
Sakda immediately called for backup.
Kinkhunthot, 22, had been fast asleep and was still drowsy when the police officers woke him up.
According to Thai news site,Â The Nation,Â the burglar told police that he had been prowling the neighbourhood for quite some time looking for a suitable target and had become very tired.
He broke into Officer Jiamprasertâs house but then decided to take a short break before ransacking the property.
Kinkhunthot turned on the aircon and settled down for a five-minute nap but the next thing he knew it was hours later and he was being ârudelyâ woken by the police.
Although Kinkhunthot hadnât actually stolen anything, he was still arrested for criminal damage, as well as breaking and entering.
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