Burglar Falls Asleep After Eating Doritos, Wakes Up in Cuffs

By Tom Ozimek
Tom Ozimek
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Tom Ozimek has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. The best writing advice he's ever heard is from Roy Peter Clark: 'Hit your target' and 'leave the best for last.'
November 22, 2017 Updated: November 22, 2017

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.

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.

“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.'”

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Tom Ozimek
Reporter
Tom Ozimek has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. The best writing advice he's ever heard is from Roy Peter Clark: 'Hit your target' and 'leave the best for last.'