Petrol thief in deep sh*t
A MAN siphoning fuel from parked cars tried to throw police off the scene – by diving into a DUNG heap.
A spotter helicopter was sent up after reports that the man had been attempting to steal petrol and diesel in the middle of the night.
Police confirmed that he tried to avoid being seen by thermal imaging cameras on board the chopper by hiding in a pile of smelly manure.
Officers searched the area around Manton, near Marlborough, Wilts, on foot and found the 34-year-old Lithuanian man lying face-down in the dung.
They hauled the “very smelly” suspect to a police station – where he was washed before they questioned him.
The man, from Ilford, Essex, was handed a police caution and later released.