Burglar apologizes to homeowner as he gets chased out the front door
We've all tried to save face after being caught doing something we shouldn't, but this bare-faced lie is something else. A wannabe burglar caught breaking into a flat claimed that he was 'just looking for something' before making a speedy exit when confronted by the dressing-gown clad homeowner. Check out the footage below:
In a CCTV recording shared by the 47-year old resident, who asked to remain anonymous, the perpetrator can be seen breaking in through the front door of the West London property and calmly walking down through the hallway, before being confronted by the homeowner and making a speedy exit.
The footage shows the man wearing surgical gloves and a baseball cap to conceal his identity, and forcing his way into the property before shutting the door behind him as he takes a look around.
He clocks the security camera during his stroll down the corridor and ducks his head as he makes his way towards the stairs.
But the next clip then shows the man casually strolling back down the hallway and letting himself out of the front door as if nothing was amiss, followed shortly afterwards by the robe-clad resident in swift pursuit.
As the door shuts behind him he can be heard mumbling something to the effect of: 'Sorry, I was just looking for something.'
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When asked about the incident, the homeowner told The Daily Mail: "Nothing was stolen, it is just incredible they have those gadgets to break in.
"I knew I was alone at home so it was scary. I was actually in the ground floor flat at the time. I heard the door open and heard footsteps going up the stairs.
"I came out of the flat [and] shouted, 'Who is there?' I saw him coming down the stairs. It's scary, seeing a figure coming down the stairs like that."
The homeowner continued: "That's when I locked myself in the flat - I was thinking about knife crime and things.
"I literally shut myself in there for a second. I opened the door because I wanted to see what he looked like.
"I heard him mumbling something under his breath - it sounded like, 'I was just looking for something.'
"He then walked off very calmly, with me in complete shock, following him with my two dogs."
The attempted break-in took place on 11 September just after 10pm. Nothing was taken.