August 22, 2008
Photo by Nicola Daniels All Rights Reserved
Dartford, England (The Weekly Vice) -- John Pearce, a 32 year old man who attempted to burglarize a Dartford, Kent home was captured after police say the bumbling burglar was caught hanging by his own shoelaces.
When homeowner Paul Ives returned to his home after an outing, we was surprised to find a man hanging upside down, inside the window of his home. The man hanging in that window was 32 year old John Pearce, who police say attempted to rob the home before becoming trapped upside down in the home's window frame.
Next-door neighbor, Nicola Daniels, heard loud banging noises coming from the home and investigated to see what was causing the disturbance. Before long a crowd had gathered outside the home, who took the photo above and then called authorities.
Witnesses belive the man used a hammer to smash through the window and then became stuck while rushing to climb through. The more the man struggled, the more stuck he became, according to neighbors.
"He was screaming in agony and swearing and shouting "I'm not the burglar", said Daniels.
Another neighbor passed by the dangling man exclaiming "Hang int there, mate."
Eventually, police and paramedics arrived to release and then arrest the man. Pearce has now pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for September 5th.
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