A thief slept in the middle of his operation after breaking into a TV presenter’s house in Tanzania.
Verifying the event in an interview with East Africa Radio, ITV Zanzibar speaker, Farouk Karim claimed the thief entered his substance by scaling the fencing.
The journalist added that the thief stole shoes and clothes before setting his sights on the car’s power windows.
Recounting the incident, Farouk said he left home early in the morning for morning exercise just to obtain a phone call that a thief was discovered at his residence.
He discovered the thief sleeping in his car when he returned to the house.
Farouk said: “We found him deep asleep in the car with all he had stolen the previous night on his lap.”
The journalist stated that the thief was able to access the car as the doors were not locked. He then proceeded to steal the power window mechanism from the passenger’s side.
” I believe as he attempted removing the power window from the driver’s side that’s when he went to sleep,” Farouk stated.
Farouk added that an angry crowd gathered, prepared for jungle justice, but he dissuaded them from carrying out the act.
Farouk called the police and when they got there, the thief was still sleeping. They positioned him in handcuffs after which they woke him up and took him to the police station along with the things he stole.
Farouk stated: “We accompanied him to the police station as one would was a bride-to-be on her wedding. I think he fell asleep after getting contented with his loot”.
Reacting to claims that voodoo must have been involved in making the thief fall asleep on the job, Farouk gave credit to the power of prayer.
He said: “The most convenient method to make a thief sleep is praying to God to protect you and also your home.”.