Crowds gathered to publicly mock John Pearce as he hung helplessly in the window of an apartment he attempted to rob on August 22nd. The man had smashed a window and somehow gotten tangled in it on his way through. It is unclear how exactly he managed to get stuck, or why he was upside down in the first place. He was left hanging upside down by his shoelace for over an hour while a crowd gathered to poke fun at him. Police and paramedics finally managed to pry his foot free and carted him promptly off to jail.
The burglar originally claimed he was trying to stop another burglar from breaking in, but the fact that he was still holding the hammer in his hand and screaming to be let down didn't help his case. He later pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and will be sentenced in September.
Personally I think being made a laughing stock in front of the world is very fair punishment. Hopefully he will realize that he's a really bad burglar and find a new career path.
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