Catching a thief is no easy task, but imagine the thief getting stuck in the act, that makes it much easier and fun to bust them in the act.
That was the case in West Midlands where authorities arrested a suspect in Birmingham, UK, in a rather awkward position.
The police press release revealed that the suspect had been stuck in a vent for a nightmarish seven hours and he had to beg passers-by to rescue him.
"Police were called after a member of the public spotted a pair of legs sticking out from DFC Chicken on Rookery Road in Handsworth at around 8.20am today, 2 November," said the statement.
A report unveiled by Response officer PC Matthew Willocks, revealed that for them to rescue the would-be burglar, "the fire brigade had to come in and use the jaws of life to pull back all the extractor casing to release him."
The burglar was rushed to the hospital after-which he was then arrested on suspicion of burglary. People on Twitter have a few theories as to how and why the man got up there.
The West Midlands Police were called to a suspected burglary, but chances are that they probably didn’t expect to be met by an image of a suspect’s legs poking out of an extractor vent of a chicken shop.
Having been stuck in the tight space at DFC Chicken on Rookery Road in Handsworth for around seven hours before the police arrived, he resulted in shouting to passers-by for help. He got stuck at around 2am and was found at 8.20am by response officer Pc Matthew Willocks, who took the photo.
“He was completely stuck and couldn’t move at all,” said Willocks. “The fire brigade had to come in and use the jaws of life to pull back all the extractor casing to release him.”