Text message put would-be burglar behind bars
A UK man has been jailed after police found a text message he sent two hours before trying to break into a house which read: 'I've told you 20 times - don't ring me when I'm out robbing'.
Dozy Stuart Gibbs was caught hiding in a shed behind the house in Leicester after a vigilant resident contacted police when she saw two men acting suspiciously in a neighbour's garden.
Officers found the incriminating message, which had been sent earlier that day, when they checked his phone after he was discovered, the Daily Mail reported.
Cops who arrived at the house in the Belgrave area of the city, which belonged to a man in his 70s who was away on holiday, found that a back door had been smashed, although nothing had been taken.
They found the glass fragments on Gibbs' gloves matched those from the broken window.
The 24-year-old father-of-two was jailed for 18 months at Leicester Crown Court after admitting attempted burglary on March 20.
He also pleaded guilty to a string of other offences including dangerous driving, driving when disqualified, handling stolen goods and possessing cannabis.
He was also banned from driving for 18 months.