Bad Idea: Burglarizing a house.
Really Bad Idea: Burglarizing a house while the owner is still in it.
Neatorama-worthy: Burglarizing a house while the owner is still in it, doing so while drunk, and falling asleep under the victim's bed.
DOZY raider Mark Smith proved he was as thick as thieves when he fell sound asleep under his victim's bed.
He had crept past Heather Stephenson while she was ironing. He rifled gems from a jewellery box and helped himself to a cheque book, but the vodka and valium he had already downed that morning was taking its toll.
And when stunned Mrs Stephenson came upstairs, she found Smith fast asleep under her bed. "She could see a pair of legs sticking out," said Barry Robson, prosecuting at Newcastle Crown Court.