Sting in the tail for raid suspect
Published 12/08/2014 | 11:25
A suspected burglar had to be treated in hospital after he disturbed a wasps' nest as he hid from police.
The man was arrested in Leeds by police investigating a raid on a furniture store.
Officers found him hidden in a bush, where he was not alone.
West Yorkshire Police's Leeds Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) posted on Facebook: " A male has been arrested after breaking into business premises in Hunslet tonight. The male however is currently in hospital after making the unfortunate decision to hide from the police in a bush and thus disturbing a wasps' nest."
The suspect was taken to hospital before he was charged in connection with the theft of a fish tank from The Range store on the Tulip Retail Park in Hunslet. He is due before magistrates today.
The NPT posted: "Just for information the male who was part of the 'sting' operation at The Range has been charged with burglary".
They added: "You will be pleased to know his swellings have gone down."
The police's Facebook postings have prompted a wave of jokey responses along the lines of "Is that what's called a sting in the tail lol".