The “world’s most unfortunate burglars” were arrested after accidentally calling the police.
Two men were arrested Wednesday night in the Middleport area of Stoke-on-Trent on suspicion of burglary.
Staffordshire police say one of the “crazy burglars” accidentally sat on his phone and dialed 999.
In a tweet, Chief Inspector John Owen said, “I think we’ve just arrested the world’s most unfortunate burglars.
“During a break-in, one of the crazy burglars accidentally sat on his phone and dialed 999.”
He said the force had received a phone call “listing all of their antics up to the point where our patrols will arrive to arrest them”.
Staffordshire Police confirmed the two men, aged 49 and 42, were still in custody Thursday morning.