Burglars pick wrong place to sleep it off

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SWANSEA, Wales, July 27 (UPI) -- After stealing about $1,154 in liquor, two burglars decided to celebrate and got so drunk they fell asleep instead of escaping, police in Swansea, Wales, said.

Burglars Keith Cullen and Paul Wiggins stacked up the stolen booze outside the store and then went in to have a drink. Police found them asleep in the store the next morning, The Sun newspaper reported.


A Swansea prosecutor said closed circuit television recorded the entire theft of the Kuehne Nagle Drinks Logistics depot.

Police said Cullen turned up for his hearing at Swansea magistrates' court so drunk he was prohibited from entering the building. Wiggins disappeared from the court.

Neither returned so both were tried in absentia. Cullen, 33, and Wiggins, 45, were convicted of burglary and theft and will be sentenced later this week.

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