Germany's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Man comes home to thief sleeping on couch

Share this article

Man comes home to thief sleeping on couch
No word on what, exactly, the thief had been drinking. Photo: Shutterstock
14:21 CEST+02:00
A Berlin man came home on Tuesday evening to find an apparent thief asleep on his couch.

The 65-year-old got back to his flat in Friedrichshagen at around 10.20 pm and discovered the seriously drunk man dozing in his living room, police reported.

Since the patio doors had been broken open and TV and computer equipment were missing, the owner quickly deduced that the intruder was a thief.

He called his 36-year-old neighbour to help, and the pair waited for the police to arrive – supplying the culprit with a further drink when he awoke from his stupor.

Later in the evening, U-Bahn passengers spotted two men at a U-Bahn station in Wilmersdorf with several bags and two televisions, including a 55-inch set.

Officers arrested the two men, a 21- and a 26-year-old, and found some of the missing possessions from the flat.

All three men are now in custody while police continue their investigation.

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Get a month's worth of your favourite newspapers and magazines - for free

Readly - the 'Spotify of magazines' - is offering readers of The Local a free month's worth of unlimited all-you-can-read magazines. All you need to do is answer one quick question.