It Seemed Like the Perfect Crime
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Yeah, we shoulda had the skinny guy do the inside jobs...
"Mini crimewave: The dwarf burglar who squeezed through tiny holes to help gang steal scrap metal"
diminutive criminal was recruited by burglars to get through holes that
a full-sized person would be unable to enter, a court was told.
They stole scrap metal which they sold at local yards in Newcastle upon Tyne, splitting the proceeds.
Crowe, defending Kildare, said his client was not only able to get
inside buildings more easily but he was also - normally - more likely
to evade capture. "
Curiously, they paint the pint-sized perp as a victim in this scenario,
22-year-old was caught in the act when a police officer spotted his
head poking through a small hole in the front door of a house he was
His partner in crime had fled, leaving him to take the rap.
was spared jail and given a community service order even though he had
been convicted of a similar offence hours before carrying out this
was able to get through a small hole in the house in question, and it
is right to say he is taken advantage of on occasion by others,' he
told Newcastle Magistrates' Court.
encourage him to participate in this activity because, as a result of
his size, he finds it easier to get into smaller places.'"
problem for the partners of Mr. Mini McBurglar (copper copper!) was
that he liked to get a sip of something stiff before a job.
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/... (with photo)
gang of burglars thought they had found the perfect accomplice – a
dwarf able to clamber into derelict houses through the smallest of
But they didn't count on Lee Kildare getting drunk while leading their scrap metal raid.
police were called to a disturbance at a house in Newcastle in May, the
22-year-old promptly poked his head through a broken panel in the front
helped himself through the hole and was arrested. He was very drunk and
said if the police hadn't arrived he would have stolen the copper.
asked about the scrap metal lying around the house, he couldn't
remember anything about it but said he probably would have stolen that
too,' prosecutor Fiona Varley told magistrates in Newcastle. "
Again. we're supposed to feel sorry for the fellow.
"Kildare, of Walker, Newcastle, admitted burglary and received a 12-month community order.
He said local gangs exploited him."
And you thought this was the biggest crime against little people...
Release date: By 2008-06-03
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