A burglar entered a house-turned-grocery shop, thinking he was in for a killing. He nearly got himself killed instead.
The owner, who was away to celebrate Hari Raya Haji returned home yesterday morning to find the burglar trapped in the house for 72 hours without food and water.
The intruder was fatigued and dehydrated when the owner and his wife returned to the shop in Kampung Binjai from their hometown in Kota Baru.
The couple, in their early 50s, found the burglar lying in a room, clasping his hands in an apologetic gesture for his wrongdoing.
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The burglar, who entered via the back door, claimed that he was blinded once he was inside and felt like he was in a cave.
“Each time I wanted to flee, I felt a ‘supernatural figure’ shoving me to the ground,’’ he told police.
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The burglar had no choice but to stay put in the room for three days as his shouts for help were in vain.