Burglar with ‘extremely stinky feet’ is caught while trying to steal from a hotel after the owner smelt him from another room
- The suspect had removed his shoes so he could walk without making sound
- But the hotel owner noticed him after smelling his feet from another room
- He made a run for it and was caught in the car park of the hotel in Wuhu, China
- Local police have detained the man while investigating the case further
A suspected burglar trying to steal from a hotel in China was caught because his feet were apparently too smelly.
The man, identified by his surname Yang, had removed his shoes before entering the premises hoping it could help him move around without making any sound, according to the police.
As he tiptoed through the hotel lobby, he was noticed by the owner of the hotel who smelt Yang’s feet from another room, the police said.
Suspect Yang tiptoes in the lobby of a hotel in China after entering it with his shoes off
The owner of the hotel catches Yang in the car park. Police from Wuhu county in eastern China said the owner noticed Yang who was in the lobby after smelling his feet from another room
Yang quickly ran out of the lobby, and the owner chased after him. He was later caught by the owner in the hotel’s car park.
The incident took place in the town of Wanzhi in Wuhu county during the wee hours of December 19, the Wuhu Donghu Police Station yesterday said in a statement released on its official social media account.
The police also published CCTV footage of the incident.
The suspect removed his shoes in hope of moving around the hotel without making any noise
Officers from the Donghu Police Station take Yang back to the station for questioning
The video shows Yang walking across the lobby carefully before realising that he has been discovered.
The clip also shows the man leaving the hotel before being caught by the owner.
Yang has been detained by the Wuhu police.
He confessed to the officers that he had stolen from several hotels on the same night because he was short of money.
The case is under further investigation.