Burglar Falls Asleep After Eating Doritos, Wakes Up in Cuffs
Those with a fondness for Scottish humor are bound to appreciate a tweet from the Monklands Police Department in southern Scotland.
The police were called to a house in the town of Coatbridge, near Glasgow, on Monday, Nov. 20, just before midnight. A homeowner discovered a sleeping man in his house and called the police, reports BBC.
What prompted the humorous post was that the alleged thief was found asleep covered in Doritos—beside a half-eaten pie.
According to the tweet, the alleged burglar forced his way into the residence, and then “decided on a pit stop, ate half a pie and fell asleep covered in Doritos.”
Monklands police conclude the post with the assurance that the incident culminated in a successful intervention:
“He woke up in cuffs,” they wrote.
Sleeping on the Job!
We all feel tired when we start a shift & a thief who started his shift at 2345 yesterday was no different. He broke into a house on Corsewall St, decided on a pit stop, ate half a pie and fell asleep covered in Doritos. He woke up in cuffs #fingerlickinggood
— MonklandsPolice (@MonklandsPol) November 21, 2017
The BBC reports that the 46-year-old intruder will be reported to prosecutors.
It seems this is not the first time that Monklands Police tweets have gained attention on social media for their tongue-in-cheek humor.
The department turned to Twitter to enlist the public’s help finding a thief who stole £600 ($800) worth of cosmetics from a local store, reports the BBC.
“We are looking for a 40-year-old man who looks 20, glowing skin, long eyelashes, raised eyebrows & pronounced lips,” the Monklands police wrote, prompting a flurry of humorous responses.
Theft Boots £600 cosmetics. We are looking for a 40 y/o man who looks 20, glowing skin, long eyelashes, raised eyebrows & pronounced lips.
— MonklandsPolice (@MonklandsPol) August 10, 2017
“Is there any foundation to these allegations?” punned one commenter.
Another quipped: “When questioned as to why he had allegedly stolen £600 of cosmetics the suspect simply answered ‘Because I’m worth it.'”