Burgler sleeps on the job


fall asleep on the jobA Cal­i­for­nia man Ruben Ortega, who’d rounded up a sack full of cell phones and other elec­tronic devices in a home bur­glary might have got­ten away with the rob­bery if he didn’t take a short break – in the bed of the home­owner, who hap­pened to be sleep­ing there at the time. The vic­tim says he was star­tled to feel some­thing brush against his feet, which turned out to be Ortega.  The home­owner, who was not iden­ti­fied, chased Ortega out of the house and told police where to find him.

Paul Mutora, was admit­ted to a Kenyan Hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion with pes­ti­cide poi­son­ing. Hos­pi­tal work­ers said Mutora was declared dead and moved to the morgue. Well, 20 hours his body decided that was not the case when he regained con­scious­ness.  Dr. Joseph Mburu, super­in­ten­dant in charge of the hos­pi­tal sus­pects that, “The drug makes the heart to beat slower and this might have con­fused med­ical per­son­nel, but the vic­tim was saved before he could be embalmed.”

The owner of a truck was nap­ping in the driver’s seat along Route 18 in Wash­ing­ton about 4:30 a.m. while wait­ing for fam­ily mem­bers to come get him when the 22-year-old sus­pect, whose name was not released, knocked on the win­dow. The sus­pect allegedly told the owner he would be shot if he did not sur­ren­der the vehi­cle, so the owner com­plied. While the sus­pect was left to find out that the truck was out of gas…the whole rea­son it was on the side of the road in the first place, the owner fled to call police. Troop­ers found the sus­pect walk­ing (not dri­ving) along the high­way and he was taken to the King County Jail on sus­pi­cion of rob­bery and vehi­cle theft.

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