Drunk burglar arrested in Vereeniging

2012-09-11 10:24

Johannesburg - A burglar who fell into a stupor after helping himself to several bottles of alcohol at a Vereeniging home he broke into was arrested at the crime scene by police.

Beeld reported on Tuesday that thieves had broken into the home of Dennis Stastney last week, after the family left for work.

"It looks as though they'd had a massive party here all day... if one looks at the amount of alcohol consumed, there was more than one burglar," Stastney said.

The burglars ransacked the house and stole electronic items and jewellery, urinated on the beds and couches, and had a meal.

"They emptied five bottles of booze, including a bottle of brandy, a bottle of whiskey, rum, wine and vodka."

Stastney said he, his wife and two children arrived home around 18:00, to find a man sleeping on their couch.

They notified the Vereeniging community policing forum, and police duly arrived at the scene, woke the intruder up and helped him into a police van.

"He was covered in alcohol and glue - he'd sniffed a bottle of glue I'd been using to put in wooden floors," Stastney said.

He described the incident as "frightening", as the intruders had obviously been familiar with the family's routine.

  • felix.feline.3 - 2012-09-11 10:33

    Put him in a zoo where he belongs.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-09-11 10:36

      Excellent news! I don't agree Felix - animals have more sense than to get drunk and anyway they wouldn't be caught robbing someone's house, which proves they also have more manners! :)

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-11 10:46

      Come on Felix, I love animals! Why insult animals this way?

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-09-11 10:52

      Just shows you how much these robbers care about each other! If you pass out you are on your own. They did not even try and wake him up before they left... And even if he was too f%&ked up they could have carried him or something. Good news to the family! Hope the insurance pays out more than you expect and you can furnish your house even better than if was before!

      procold2 - 2012-09-11 14:17

      what a prick, 1st prize for stupidity

  • nathaniel.kgokong.3 - 2012-09-11 10:35

    yah neh!

      Timmytomas - 2012-09-11 10:45

      South africas dumnest crininal

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-11 10:36

    Filthy sub-human garbage. Oxygen thieves!!!

  • morwawaga.selebi - 2012-09-11 10:42

    wow,instead of installin expensive security system just buy a booze

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-11 10:43

    Haha no honour among thieves hey, obviously his buddies just left him there. What a chop, deserves the Darwin award. Hopefully he'll rat on his mates and they'll get their day in jail too.

  • bobster2000 - 2012-09-11 10:53

    dumb ass

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-11 10:59

    We should remember this: buy Glue and Booze for the "tikkope".

  • Jacques - 2012-09-11 11:02

    That's where you force-feed the bastard the rest of the liquor so he gets alcohol poisoning!

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-09-11 11:12

    Next time he should leave a bottle with something "extra" in it...

  • thabo.p.m - 2012-09-11 11:14

    moer he is lucky he was not in my house, i will hang him by his balls and watch him suffer before i call the cops/security/maberethe whatever this lazy guys are called, urinating on my bed this guys should have tought him a lesson if it was me he will be wishing he was never born right now nxa!!

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-09-11 11:22

    Classic!!!! We all need to have alcohol in our houses. Maybe it will curb the increasing number of house breaking

  • Dalas Mantjolo - 2012-09-11 11:28

    he should hev moered him first! Coz no one wil pay him bck!

  • terrence.zulu.9 - 2012-09-11 11:30

    Give that drunkard more bells!!!!!he will tell you where else they have broken into previously.

  • heiku.staude - 2012-09-11 11:37

    I'm sure mr. Stastney gave him some old school justice before he called the cops, but obviously can't say that.

  • cat.naude - 2012-09-11 11:56

    hahahaha, brilliant.

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-09-11 12:17

    I think is a good idea to keep some alcohol in the house so as to attract the criminals when they brake in my house. So as the booze will keep them in the house for the whole day.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-11 12:38

    The sod celebrated to soon!!

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-11 14:03

    Easy way to catch them...keep a drum of beer at your house.

  • kyle.buitendag - 2012-09-11 14:17


  • gideon.walt - 2012-11-14 12:47

    hahaha probably pretty angry at himself now

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