Man Steals Giant Garden Gnome, Receives Instant Karma During Get Away
A fella attempting to carry out a bit of grand theft gnome was caught on CCTV falling through a fence.
The unidentified male was filmed nicking a 2ft-tall garden gnome, for God knows what reason, in the early hours of the morning but as he tries to make his escape he's hit with a bit of instant karma and can be seen going flying through the fence.
However, the undeterred thief persisted and did manage to make off with the garden ornament, which was later found smashed up. RIP Mr Gnome, cut down in his prime.
Presumably the robber sobered up and had some weird flashbacks that have left him feeling wracked with guilt, but if he is suffering with a guilty conscience, it hasn't been enough to get him to go to cops with a confession and he is still at large, meaning there's surely a real danger to other giant garden gnomes in the Kettering area.
So, now police from Northamptonshire have released the footage in an attempt to identify the man.
A force spokesperson said: "Police officers have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of a two-foot garden gnome in Kettering.
"The incident happened on Sunday, July 1, at about 4.45am, when a man picked up the gnome from a front garden in the area before falling into trellis fencing.
"He then got back to his feet and made off with the gnome which was later found destroyed outside a nearby block of flats.
"At the time of the offence, the gnome was wearing a red hat and blue jacket."
After the clip was shared online the man has become the butt of the joke with people finding the clip hilarious.
One wrote: "That is one comedy fall to match Del Boy. What a pillock."
While another added: "I thought watching a gnome theft would be bizarre enough...but I certainly wasn't expecting that. He must have had a few that night."
Anyone who recognises the man in the footage is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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