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Thief Falls Asleep in Mattress Store

Thief Falls Asleep in Mattress Store

Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 07:00
German police. AFP file photo
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After he managed to sneak into a mattress shop by smashing a window, a thief fell asleep on one of the mattresses, police in the German city of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Wednesday. Apparently, the mattress he wanted to steal had lured him to sleep.

Police said in a statement that the 29-year-old thief was unable to withstand fatigue and was apparently lured by the mattresses. So he fell asleep before completing his mission and before a witness called the police, the German News Agency reported.

The thief reacted aggressively when police officers tried to wake him up. Police suggest that the man was drunk.

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