Man Breaks Into House, Gets Too Drunk to Climb Out

He calls police to help

(User Submitted) – Time to add another notch in the long list of astonishingly dumb criminals—a Delaware man climbed in a rear window of a house to rob it, and got so drunk inside he was unable to climb back out, say police. His inspired solution? Call 911. The burglar stayed in the house for several days, over the course of which he drank three bottles of gin and two bottles of whiskey, before he finally decided to call the police to extract him.

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Part of the reason he had such a hard time leaving was that he allegedly had broken in to the exact same house in April, prompting the homeowner to replace all his locks with new ones that require a key both from the outside and from the inside. Suspect John Finch has been admitted to a hospital and is facing charges for both break-ins, reports the AP.
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