Jun 21, 2013

    NZ burglar bumps into hanging corpse

    A TERRIFIED New Zealand burglar turned himself in after breaking into a darkened house and bumping into a hanging corpse, waking neighbours with his blood-curdling screams, police said yesterday.

    The would-be thief was arrested when he called police in the early hours of Wednesday to report his gruesome encounter in the North Island town of Hamilton, the New Zealand Herald reported.

    Inspector Greg Nicholls said it was the most unusual case he had encountered in his 28-year police career.

    "I'm hopeful that this might be a career-changing moment for that burglar," he told the newspaper. "I dare say that, for the burglar, if we remove the criminality of what he was doing, it would be really shocking. Can you imagine what that would be like in the dark?"