Burglar drinks beer and even takes a quick nap
CCTV footage of a burglary in Prachuap Kiri Khan has been handed into police showing a burglar not only drinking beer, but taking a nap whilst “on the job”.
An American man who owns a vacation house in Prachuap Khiri Khan had to go to the local police with CCTV footage yesterday morning after his house was burglarized for the ninth time.
On each occasion, the thief stole various items from Sullivan, 37, including electrical gear. The expat was angry, but to add insult to injury, during the break-ins, the intruder sometimes drank Sullivan’s beer and took a nap in his bed, reported Thairath.
On each occasion, Sullivan and his Thai wife were not at the house.
If Sullivan’s name is familiar to you, he is a prolific commenter in online expat forums, and shared his own story today in one of his favorite Facebook groups, Everything Bangkok, one for which he’s also an admin.
The police began to investigate and found the intruder in just five hours with the help of the footage. The suspect is an 18-year-old rubber factory worker and Laos national named Pek. They issued a warrant for his arrest on Monday, reported T News.
Pek has been charged with five counts of theft and admitted to the break-ins. The stolen items have included: beer, milk, rice cooker, vacuum cleaner, fan, electric kettle, eyeglasses, and bedding. The items totaled about THB10,000 (USD300), according to Thai media, while Sullivan commented that the young intruder caused THB100,000 (USD3,000) in damages to the home .
Oh, and he stole some zzzz’s when he napped in Sullivan’s bed.
What can we say? Beer makes us sleepy too.