A thief in Beijing gave himself away during a routine house burglary when he took a break from his pilfering to use the toilet and woke the home owners up with the flushing sound, Jinhua News reports.
The thief, surnamed Long, was arrested on charges of ransacking at least four different homes, the report said.
Long had already pocketed 700 yuan in cash and a phone charger before Zhang, the house owner, was roused by the noise from the toilet. He walked into the living room, where he found a stranger coming out from his restroom. Zhang shouted at the man to lie down, and he and his wife tied the thief up and called the cops.
After being questioned by the police, the 21-year-old suspect from Guizhou said that he’d been jobless since he moved to Beijing. The self-proclaimed internet addict said he stole when he ran out of money for internet browsing.
Previously on Shanghaiist: House thief caught napping on bed with banknotes, gold necklaces in hand
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By Christy Lau