Thief spends nine hours hiding on top of a tree

Published On: Sunday, January 6, 2013 6:00 AM
By: Debbie Gross
Nice tree
A thief was cornered by angry neighbors after fleeing to the top of a tree 15 meters high to escape the blows - or worse - usually given to suspected thieves.

The Ferdinal 30 years of age, and an accomplice broke into an unidentified house in Baruga district early in the morning, local district commander, Adj. Comr. Derry said.

As the two thieves were about to escape with a TV and several mobile phones, the homeowner woke up and screamed for help, he said.

Hearing the screams an angry mob descended on the house. One thief climbed a tree right behind a
 jail. His accomplice escaped. Tired of waiting for hours for the thief to come down the tree residents called the police before Ferdinal finally came down and surrendered, the news media reported.

Thieves can be punished very harshly like by cutting off their hands so to make sure they would not steal again.

Pay attention robbers, if you need to escape the scene of a robbery do not attempt to corner yourself by climbing up a tree. You will most definitely be waited out till you climb down.