Two bumbling burglars in Florida, US were arrested after they called the police, from the house they were stealing from, for help moving some of the stuff.
Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's office responded to a home after a 911 call was made, but nobody spoke. The deputies realised that nobody lived at the house, but found a man and woman inside the house after entering through an unlocked door.
They were already looking for the man after he stole from a store earlier in the day and was identified using CCTV footage.
During questioning, the woman admitted to the deputies that she was the one who called 911. She said that she wanted law enforcement to help them move stuff from the house they were burglarising. She also wanted a ride to the airport so that they could spend the weekend in New York, according to the Sheriff's office.
“Deputies DID help them with their belongings, and DID give them a ride, but it wasn’t to the airport … it was to the Polk Pokey,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “And they are welcome to stay there all weekend long. The Polk Pokey is much better than New York anyway.”
Pokey is an American slang term for “jail”.
Both the suspects were arrested and charged.