In this rather strange piece of news that seems like it's out of a fiction novel, a New Zealand Burglar faces some harsh realities of life.
A terrified burglar has handed himself to police in New Zealand after breaking into a house and stumbling across a body hanging in the dark.
His screams alerted neighbours in the North Island town of Hamilton, who thought it was a domestic dispute.
Police said the hanged man had died hours before the burglary, but might otherwise not have been found for days.
They said they hoped the encounter would prove a life-changing moment for the burglar.
"Hopefully there will be a positive out of it and that he will decide it's not the thing to do. I would be taking that as pretty bad karma," Hamilton Police senior sergeant Freda Grace told the New Zealand Herald.
She described the circumstances of the discovery early on Wednesday morning as being "incredibly sad".
Police say that the would-be burglar will not be charged and the death is not being treated as suspicious.So the burglar breaks into a house here and freaks out upon discovering hanging body of the occupant who'd killed himself a few hours earlier, calls the police. Man, that's all sorts of like something out of a Vonnegut story. Or at the very least a David Sedaries family fucked up situation.
But great, now you have to worry about someone walking in on you just moments after you try to kill yourself. And all you wanted is some privacy and perhaps the ability to stink up the neighborhood in one final FUCK YOU to those dicks next door who constantly threw parties and kept you up on weeknights.