He failed to notice the CCTV camera in the vicinity that was recording the entire incident.

What a bulb Coimbatore man steals light while pretending to exercise gets caught
news Crime Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 14:45

Let’s be honest – stealing is wrong. But every once in a while, there comes a thief so ingenious that you can’t help but laugh as their plans unravel spectacularly.

One such incident happened in Coimbatore recently, where a man was recorded on CCTV exercising on the side of a road near a shop. And if that wasn’t odd enough, it turns out he was only doing it to steal a CFL bulb hanging above.

The video, which has gone viral on social media, shows this man stretching and doing mobility exercises. He slowly moves forwards and backwards, all under the guise of pretending to exercise.

And at one point, he reaches to the bulb, checks it, but quickly pretends like is doing stretches when some cars pass.

He stretches upwards again, with his hands outstretched and on his tiptoes. And then he just… hangs on to the bulb.

The man then unscrews the bulb and, in what he surely thinks is a surreptitious manner, slips the bulb into his pocket and attempts to walk away.

Little did he know, however, that the entire act had been recorded by the CCTV camera.

While ihe incident happened on June 23 at around 5am, it came to light recently. 

Watch the video here:

In March this year, a robber in Kanyakumari attempted to mask his identity by wearing a polythene bag on his face … except that it was a transparent bag and did nothing to help conceal his identity.

The entire act was also captured on CCTV camera.

Also read: Hilarious robbery caught on cam: Thief uses polythene bag to hide face, arrested

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