Things didn't quite go according to plan for a would-be robber at a university in England where he ended up hanging upside down from a window for five hours.
Two students caught the intruder dangling from a window at Nottingham Trent University’s Arkwright building on Jan. 16, Mashable reports.
Students Daniel De Niet, 20, and Tom Burdett, 19, found the man hanging about 8 feet off the ground after coming home from a night out.
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"I got to the top of the stairs and I heard shouting and screaming for help," De Niet said. "I looked up and saw someone wedged in the window.”
"He was actually doing a handstand whilst his legs were jammed in place in the window frame,” he explained. “He was in a lot of pain; he was crying when we first got there. He was in a lot of distress.”
The pair initially thought he was a drunk undergrad who was trying to get home. But when he told them he was 27, they became suspicious and called the cops, before filming the incident and taking photos of the alleged intruder, the New York Daily News reports.
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"I turned the corner and saw a pair of legs sticking out of a window quite far up,” Burdett said. “I was in pure hysterics. I couldn't stop laughing for a good few minutes.”
His buttocks were left exposed as firefighters and police came to free him after they smashed the window.
According to The Telegraph, the man had been stuck in a handstand position for five hours.
The suspected burglar, Carl Attar, was charged with burglary and will be held until Feb. 2.