Britain’s worst burglar has been jailed for over two years after he fell ASLEEP in his victim’s home and had to be woken up by the POLICE.
Bungling Mohammed Khan, 22, smashed his way into an empty house through the back door while the owner was out driving his taxi.
The victim realised his home had been ransacked when he returned at 3.20am but was stunned when he heard SNORING coming from his front room.
Incredibly, he looked in and saw dim-witted Khan fast asleep covered with a blanket with a wrench resting on his lap.
The victim quietly crept outside and called police who rushed to the house and arrested the dopey burglar after waking him up.
Khan, of Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs., pleaded guilty to burglary and was jailed for two years and three months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Friday (26/8).
Sentencing him, Judge Paul Glenn said: “The victim returned to find his home had been entered and ransacked.
“Nothing very much had been taken because there was nothing very much of high value inside the house but a good deal of gratuitous damage had been caused.
“He then heard snoring coming from the front room and he saw you covered up in a blanket.
“You were arrested. In your pocket was his car key. In your hand was a wrench which he believed was his own.
“The inference I draw is you intended to take his car.
“It must have been incredibly frightening to find someone in his home, a man with a history of violence, drunk, under the influence of drugs and with a weapon in his hand.”
The court heard the victim found Khan snoozing in his home in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, after finishing a night shift as a taxi drive in the early hours of February 20.
Prosecutor Edward Soulsby said: “He could see the house had been ransacked and vandalised.
“He heard snoring and discovered Khan asleep downstairs with a wrench on his lap.
“He went outside to call the police. The officers woke him up and arrested him.
“The victim’s car key fob was found on his person.”
The court heard the victim, who had been burgled twice before, no longer feels safe in his house and wants to move.
He told officers he thought Khan was waiting for him to return so he could attack him and take his car.
Anis Ali, defending, conceded the burglary has had serious psychological consequences on the victim.