A robber in England was sentenced to a few years in jail this week for tried theft, however it was solely due to the fast pondering of his sufferer that he ended up in police custody within the first place.
“It wasn’t essentially the most tough arrest we’ve ever made. To be sincere, it was an open and shut case,” Detective Sergeant Paul Mawson of Durham Constabulary advised The Northern Echo.
Martin Trimble, 30, walked right into a comfort retailer final month in Durham City with a knife.
He picked up a four-pack of beer and used his knife to threaten the shop proprietor.
Rather than let Trimble stroll away, the shop proprietor ran outdoors and closed the door, holding it tight and trapping his thief inside.
The store proprietor, who remained unnamed, then lowered the storefront shutter in an effort to verify Trimble couldn’t escape.
Trimble tried to keep away from seize once more by breaking the door freed from the store proprietor’s grip and making an attempt to slide out earlier than the shutter had totally descended.
But the shutter was too low and Trimble discovered himself pinned to the bottom – his torso outdoors and open to the streets.
Realizing he was crushed, Trimble cracked open one of many beers he tried to steal and drank it whereas he waited for the police to take him away.
Officers arrived inside three minutes of receiving the decision and arrested Trimble.
He pled responsible to cost of tried theft and possession of a knife and sentenced on June 16 to jail.