Raider after a ride loses his pants on roof
A MAN caught redhanded and half NAKED robbing a shop has been jailed.
Dean Platten, 29, was caught trying to nick two mountain bikes from a cycle shop by shop assistant Ed Neilson.
Brave Ed ( above) chased Platten up onto the roof, where the burglar lost his pants in the pursuit.
Hull Crown Court heard the crook was surprised while standing on a bench under a hole in the roof.
Platten, who was trying to steal two bikes worth £2,500, panicked and tried to pull himself through the hole.
Plucky Ed, 35, slowed him down by grabbing first his shoes, then his trousers and boxer shorts, which the burglar had to shed to try to make his escape.
But Platten was left trapped on the roof after trying to escape nude from the waist down, and had to be rescued by firemen.
He was jailed for 15 months.
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