Thief falls asleep in car he broke into; nabbed in morning
Paravoor: A thief who fell asleep in a car parked in front of a house that he planned to rob was nabbed by the police the next day morning. The intruder was identified as S Radhakrishnapilla (51), a native of Puthankulam.
Radhakrishnan trespassed on to the property of Ashokan, a native of Puthankulam during night with an intention to rob. He got into the car parked in front of the house after finding it open. According to police, the thief might have fallen asleep while searching for something valuable inside the car.
Radhakrishnan was found sleeping inside the car when the house owner woke up for a morning walk at 4am. Further, he informed the matter to VK Sunilkumar, a panchayat member and Paravoor police. Police woke him up and after interrogation found him to be a thief. Coins found with him in a cover was stolen from a shop nearby the previous night.
Earlier, cases were registered against him for breaking a hundi of a temple and stereo sets from cars. He was sentenced to jail term and was released recently, said police.
Radhakrishnan has been remanded after producing before court.