January 03, 2009

How to deter crime

Who says Marvel Comics don't help?

Six-foot-tall fitness fanatic Torvald Alexander, 38, was wearing a full God of Thunder outfit - complete with flying red cape and tinfoil silver-winged helmet - when he spotted the raider in his front room rifling through a desk.

Mr Alexander, who runs building firm Alexander & Summers in Edinburgh, Scotland, said the burglar threw himself out of a first-floor window of his $350,000 home in the Inverleith area of the city when he opened the door and confronted him.

The man landed on a roof outside the window, which broke his fall, enabling him to escape.

Mr Alexander said: 'As soon as he saw me, his eyes went wide with terror.

'He looked like he had had a few drinks and decided to do a late night break-in, but he hadn't counted on the God of Thunder living here.

'We were both startled but then the instant reaction was that I ran at him and he just jumped straight out of the window.

'I think I would be quite scared if someone looking almost like a gladiator ran at them. (Source.)

Why stop there? Why not up the ante and disguise yourself as a cosmic-powered planet-eater?

(h/t to RwR.)

Posted by Hube at January 3, 2009 03:00 PM | TrackBack

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Honest officer, He jumped through the window... I never laid a finger on him!

Posted by: anonni at January 10, 2009 03:41 PM