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Thief steals front door, made to mount it

Published: 23 Mar 2012 07:52 GMT+01:00
Updated: 23 Mar 2012 07:52 GMT+01:00

Bemused but doubting that what he had seen could indeed be his own front door, the man continued on his way.

But as he approached his home and was confronted with a gaping doorway, he realized that it must have been his door that he had seen travelling past at speed.

After quickly inspecting the doorway, the man legged it back to his vehicle and started tracking the other car. He was soon in hot pursuit, while at the same time calling the police to ask for their assistance in stopping the car.

Officers finally caught up with the door thief on the motorway, and it didn’t take them long to identify the door as the one from the man’s house, according to the paper.

The police and the door thief returned to the house, where the culprit was made to assist the others in putting the door back in its rightful place.

The apprehended man is now under suspicion for door theft, according to the paper.

TT/Rebecca Martin

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09:32 March 23, 2012 by adshasta
"man is now under suspicion", think so???
11:28 March 23, 2012 by stevo1
too funny...
11:53 March 23, 2012 by kahunasails
For once it looks like the police have an open and shut case.
13:43 March 23, 2012 by fikatid
Well, he did put the door back. So, now it's only suspicion. Tomorrow, case close. This is Swedish law.
14:28 March 23, 2012 by foxpur
@kahunasails:

That was a great joke... BUT... BAAAAAAAAD
15:25 March 23, 2012 by ctinej
You guys all missed what will really happen:

The thief will file a claim and sue the Govt for forced labor, no workman's compensation coverage, his back or elbow was permanently injured while being forced into slave labor and he will receive compensation of many $ for life.
21:42 March 23, 2012 by David S
I caught a couple of guys stealing the mag wheels of my first car late one night. One bolted but I caught the other one and made him put them all back on by himself :)
08:05 March 24, 2012 by Frank Arbach
... thought most thieves were more interested in stealing what was INSIDE the doorway - rather than the door itself.

No accounting for taste...
15:47 March 24, 2012 by Emerentia
This sounds like something from a bad comedy movie.

If i found that my front door was missing I wouldn't start chasing after the theif, then somebody else could just walk right in and steal all my stuff.
18:52 March 24, 2012 by Youdee
April Fool's day is next week.
09:17 March 25, 2012 by tendance
My my my... only God knows what that door was made of... and sure!!! the thief had some taste.
15:32 March 25, 2012 by charubun pananon
Maybe the toilet would be stolen too, must check.
16:10 March 25, 2012 by sunnchilde
This is hilarious. This is like if you locked up your bike, but the thier only stole the lock.
18:33 March 25, 2012 by born2die
I would laugh, when look at the thief putting the front door back where he got it from, while police officers guarding around him.

He stole only front door? wide opened when he took it off.......

Must record it and send to America funniest video.
00:48 March 26, 2012 by Zombie
Best news ever.

I laughed so much with this one.

The chase must have been epic.
12:52 March 26, 2012 by G Kin
hahaha

If only all thefts were like this one then the slap at the wrist of justice in Sweden would be just fine :)
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