A Burglar’s Sympathy

A burglar broke into someone’s house with the intention of stealing valuables, but he found the owner was so poor that he changed his mind. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)
A burglar broke into someone’s house with the intention of stealing valuables, but he found the owner was so poor that he changed his mind. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

A burglar broke into someone’s house with the intention of stealing valuables, but he found the owner was so poor that he changed his mind. It actually happened near West Lake in China. An intruder with a knife and gloves broke into a house. After finding the owner of the house penniless, he tried to give her some friendly advice.

In the midst of his talking, four of her colleagues came into the house and caught him. The next day, in the West Lake Public Security Bureau, the 40-year-old suspect looked helpless and depressed. A brand new knife and a pair of black gloves were on the table beside him. He said:

He claimed that he was innocent as he had not taken anything from her. The suspect also said that he did not have a job and was short of money. Thus, he planned to steal. First, he bought a knife and he also followed what he saw on TV and bought a pair of gloves. He went to a residential area. With his flashlight, he found one door was ajar.

The police added that even though the suspect did not take anything, he would be charged with attempted burglary. (Image: Colin J via flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

The police added that even though the suspect did not take anything, he would be charged with attempted burglary. (Image: Colin J via flickr CC BY-SA 2.0)

The suspect thought that no one would be in the house, so he snuck in quietly. He looked into a few rooms and found nothing worth stealing. He was a little annoyed. He opened another room and found a woman in bed. He went in, but the woman saw him and shouted.

He immediately shone the flashlight into her eyes and forced her to hand over her cell phone. He then turned over a few things in the room and found nothing worth having. The suspect became sympathetic toward the woman, returned her cell phone, and also gave her some advice:

The police said that when the suspect entered the house, the woman noticed that someone was in the house. She pretended to be asleep and called her colleague from under the bedcover. The police added that even though the suspect did not take anything, he would be charged with attempted burglary.

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