5-year sentence for Malaysia burglar found napping
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - March 2, 2011 (WPVI) -- A Malaysian court has slapped a five-year prison sentence on a burglar who was found sleeping in a house he broke into.
Prosecutor Muhammad Ashraff Diah says the 35-year-old man broke into a house in southern Malaysia last week and spent the night sleeping there. The homeowner returned in the morning and called the authorities before the man woke up.
The unemployed man tried to run away when the police arrived. They caught him and recovered several hundred ringgit (dollars) he had taken from the house.
Muhammad Ashraff said Wednesday that the man pleaded guilty to a burglary charge this week.
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