Robber falls asleep 


Having someone break into your house is not a laughing matter – your home contains not only material valuables but also the lives of those you care about

Thai policeman Mr. Sakda Jiam Prasert found a 22-year-old robber, Mr. Athip Ginkhunthod, in his house yesterday – lucky for the officer, Mr. Ginkhunthod posed no threat to his safety as he was fast asleep.

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Thai policemen catch sleeping robber


On 22nd March 2021, Mr. Athip forcefully entered Officer Sakda’s home with the help of his toolkit. 

Burglar Falls Asleep While Robbing House, Police Had To Wake Him Up For ArrestScreenshot: Workpoint News 23

Around 2 am that evening, officer Sakda woke up and noticed that the air conditioner in his daughter’s bedroom was running. Mr. Sakda’s daughter is said to be away in a different city, which is what prompted the policeman to check through the bedroom window, where he found a stranger cocooned in his daughter’s duvet. 

โจรล้วงคองูเห่า! งัดบ้านตำรวจเปิดแอร์นอนห่มผ้าสบายใจ เจอปลุกถึงกับ งง ที่นี่ที่ไหน !!
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โจรล้วงคองูเห่า! งัดบ้านตำรวจเปิดแอร์นอนห่มผ้าสบายใจ เจอปลุกถึงกับ งง ที่นี่ที่ไหน !!

 

The sleeping stranger turned out to be Mr. Athip. Officer Sakda responded by calling for backup, who were said to have shouted quite audibly in order to wake up the snoozing burglar, according to Kom Chad Luek

Burglar Falls Asleep While Robbing House, Police Had To Wake Him Up For Arrest
He seemed a little confused when he woke up
Screenshot: Workpoint News 23

Though Mr. Athip didn’t manage to steal anything from the officer, he was still charged with breaking and entering.

Burglar Falls Asleep While Robbing House, Police Had To Wake Him Up For ArrestImage credit: Kom Chad Luek


Always secure your house


It’s always important to keep yourself safe at your house and be alert regardless of how familiar you are with the place. Even offences like these can happen to you personally, so if you happen to witness a crime, you can call the police at 191 or 1155 for English speakers. 

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Cover images adapted from: Kom Chad Luek 

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