Goldilocks redux

Malaysia burglar ‘caught napping’

Penang skyline Local media dubbed the sleeping burglar ‘Goldilocks’

A burglar in Malaysia who broke into a house to steal watches and jewellery was caught after falling asleep with the loot on a sofa, local media report.

When the owners returned to their home, in northern Penang state, they were shocked to find the living room in a mess and a man napping upstairs.

The burglar woke up and escaped through a kitchen window but was arrested nearby.

Police said the loot was worth about 10,000 ringgit ($3,200, £2,000).

The owner of the two-storey property had just returned from a holiday with his wife and children, when they noticed an unfamiliar car parked in front of their two-storey home.

“When his wife went up the upper floor to check the bedrooms, she was surprised to find a stranger taking a nap in her son’s room,” said a spokesman for George Town police.

The family then called the police, who caught the 42-year-old suspect after chasing him for about 50m.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Well, burgling is an exhausting job! =)

    There was some story here in Denver a few months back of some guy breaking into houses, then fixing himself a meal before he left again…

    (Hey, Lauowolf! TreeSweater from Vox here!)


  2. I can’t believe she went upstairs by herself. That must have been quite startling.


  3. Posted by geologywoman on September 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

    LOL! What could make the burglar so sleepy?


  4. Maybe its a waterbed, felt too good, thief tired, thief slept off. LOL this news really a big LOL


  5. Posted by robpixaday on September 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Heh, heh.
    Yet another sleep-depraved genius.

    ::shakes head::


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