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A burglar’s drunken mistake: Passed out thief arrested at crime scene after drinking 3 bottles of whiskey

A burglar’s drunken mistake: Passed out thief arrested at crime scene after drinking 3 bottles of whiskey

In a bizarre and somewhat comical incident, a daring burglar’s criminal escapade took an unexpected turn when he broke into a local sports bar, went on a drunken spree and ended up lose consciousness at the scene of the crime.

The unfortunate culprit, identified as Dickson Simango, 28, is now facing the consequences of his misguided actions after being found guilty and sentenced by the Nyanga Magistrate’s Court for illegal entries.

Alcoholic trip: three bottles of whiskey consumed

Under the cover of darkness, Simango executed his entry into the popular watering hole, Nyamhuka 2, by skillfully removing an asbestos sheet and part of the ceiling. Once inside, he couldn’t resist the lure of the establishment’s well-stocked bar.

According to evidence presented at the trial, the bold intruder consumed three 750ml bottles of whiskey, leaving a trail of empty bottles behind. Not content with quenching his thirst, Simango also devoured two 250 gram cans of beef.

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Unconscious at the scene of the crime: a burglar found unconscious

However, the burglar’s greedy madness quickly took its toll, as the powerful combination of spirits and stolen food took hold. Overwhelmed by alcohol, Simango succumbed to a deep sleep, completely oblivious to the predicament that awaited him.

The next morning, as the sun rose over the crime scene, the unsuspecting bar owner arrived and discovered an unexpected sight. There, amid the remains of his stolen goods, lay Simango, slumped and oblivious to his surroundings.

The shocked store owner wasted no time in alerting authorities, who quickly arrested the incapacitated intruder. The stolen items, with a total value of $266.80, were partially recovered, and property valued at $83.50 was recovered.

Justice served: conviction and restitution for drunken intruder

During the trial, Simango’s fate was sealed. The judge handed down a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment, including three months suspended on condition of good behavior. Additionally, one month of the remaining sentence was suspended, on the condition that Simango repays US$83.30 in restitution. Ultimately, the burglar will serve eight months behind bars.

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