Police raced to intercept "burglar" to find it was resident locked out of house

Daily Echo: "Burglary" was householder locked out "Burglary" was householder locked out

POLICE raced to intercept a supposed burglary only to find it was someone locked out of their home.

Six officers responded to the call to Richmond Close, Chandler’s Ford, as an emergency after being told by a member of the public at a bus stop opposite who had seen a man climb into a ground window of a flat.

Thinking it was a burglary they alerted the police, who on arrival cut off the entrances at the back and front to prevent any escape.

But they then found that the homeowner had locked himself after going outside for a cigarette.

Officers were quickly stood down from the incident, which unfolded 3pm on Thursday

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12:20pm Sun 8 Dec 13

southy says...

Both police and the person who reported it need to be praised, even low it was a simple as a person locking self out of his home
Both police and the person who reported it need to be praised, even low it was a simple as a person locking self out of his home southy

3:28am Mon 9 Dec 13

Someone_New says...

Why'd it make news though? Sounds like quite a non-event.
Why'd it make news though? Sounds like quite a non-event. Someone_New

6:40am Mon 9 Dec 13

Charlie Bucket says...

southy wrote:
Both police and the person who reported it need to be praised, even low it was a simple as a person locking self out of his home
Low?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Both police and the person who reported it need to be praised, even low it was a simple as a person locking self out of his home[/p][/quote]Low? Charlie Bucket

5:34pm Mon 9 Dec 13

southamptonadi says...

southy wrote:
Both police and the person who reported it need to be praised, even low it was a simple as a person locking self out of his home
Im with you, it should happen more, too often people just walk by.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Both police and the person who reported it need to be praised, even low it was a simple as a person locking self out of his home[/p][/quote]Im with you, it should happen more, too often people just walk by. southamptonadi

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