Darren Thomas breaking into the home of Christopher Hancock

Darren Thomas breaking into the home of Christopher Hancock who arrived home to find him breaking in on April 26, 2014, Worcester. This is the moment a drunk burglar was caught on camera by an eagle-eyed homeowner as he fled over a garden fence. See NTI story NTICROOK. Bungling Darren Thomas was trying to break in through the kitchen window of a property which was just around the corner from his own home. But the 38-year-old did a runner after he was spotted by owner Chris Hancock, 27, who had just returned back to his house. The quick-thinking teacher dashed outside and managed to snap the con as he fled over a fence and off through neighbouring gardens in Ronkswood, Worcester. Police officers saw the photo and recognised Thomas who was arrested later the same day. The dim-witted criminal – who appeared in court on crutches – admitted attempted burglary and resisting a police officer in the execution of his duty. But he was spared jail by JPs at Worcester Magistrates’ Court on Friday (27/6) and sentenced to five months in prison suspended for two years.

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