09 January 2009

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (201)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Daily Mail (via Unprofessional Foul) (from Tuesday, January 6; link good at time of posting):
Shola Ameobi has scored an own goal after telling police his home had been burgled, then realising it was just a tip.

The Newcastle striker called Northumbria Police to report a number of items had been taken from his home, including his chequebook.

But Ameobi soon realised his £500,000 pad in Jesmond, a leafy suburb of Newcastle, had not be targeted at all - it was just a complete mess.

. . . .

[T]he striker had to call the police again to admit his mistake.

. . . .

'Perhaps he had had a party and the place just looked as if it had been burgled.'

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