Never answer a stolen mobile phone

A burglar in Overtornea, Sweden, broke into a home and stole a mobile phone and other items, and then called a taxi to take him to Kalix, 37 miles (60km) away. While he was waiting for the taxi, the phone rang.

It was the police. The thief apparently thought it was the taxi service, because they heard the thief swearing about the taxi being late.

“The thief answered the phone but then just put it away without turning it off,’ said Overtornea policeman Kurt Paavola.

The police tracked down the taxi and arrested the man late Monday. — Reuters

The man, who was not named in news reports, is today’s Stupid Person of the Day.

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