This is the amazing scene of a burglar hanging upside down that greeted home owner Paul Ives when he returned home from work.
Thief John Pearce had got his foot caught after smashing his way through the glass and was left hanging upside down for more than an hour, unable to move.
Eventually, he was freed when Mr Ives called police and paramedics who managed to release Pearce's shoe and hauled him down.
Now the red-faced 32-year-old thief has appeared before Dartford magistrates in Kent where he admitted burglary with intent to steal.
Paul, 44, said: "The man must be the world's dumbest thief."
Paul arrived at his terraced house in Dartford to find the burglar hanging in his window. It is believed the laces in one of his trainers may have become caught.
The intruder had a hammer in his hand and at first tried to deny he had been breaking in.
He told the householder
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