Tanzania police have arrested a thief who fell asleep in the middle of his operation, after breaking into a TV presenter’s house.
Confirming the incident in an interview with East Africa Radio, the ITV Zanzibar presenter, Farouk Karim said the thief entered his compound by scaling the fence.
Recounting the incident, Farouk said he left his home early for his morning exercise, only to receive a call that a thief was found in his house.
When he returned home, the media personality said he found the thief sleeping in his car, adding that;
We found him deep asleep in the car with clothes and shoes he had stolen the previous night on his lap.
The journalist said the thief was able to gain access into the car because the doors were not locked.
He narrated that the thief then proceeded to steal some items from the car, adding that;
I think as he tried removing the power window from the driver is side, that is when he fell asleep.
Farouk added that an angry mob were gathered, ready for jungle justice, but he discouraged them from carrying out the act.
He stated that he called law enforcement who handcuffed the thief while he was still sleeping.
The thief eventually woke up and was transported to the police station.
We accompanied him to the police station as one would a bride on her wedding day. I think he fell asleep after getting contented with his loot.
Reacting to claims that voodoo made the thief fall asleep on the job, Farouk gave credit it to the power of prayer.
The easiest way to make a thief fall asleep is praying to God to protect you and your home.