Man arrested after getting stuck in window trying to break into house

Man arrested after getting stuck in window trying to break into house

- A man has been arrested after he was caught dangling from a window

- He allegedly attempted to break into the house but got stuck instead

- The 39-year-old will now appear in court for breaking and entering

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A 39-year-old, Lesego Tau, appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday, 11 May for housebreaking with the intent to commit an unknown crime, Col Adéle Myburgh has confirmed.

"He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 15 May for a formal bail application.The accused's court appearance stems from his arrest on Saturday, 9 May in the early hours of the morning."

Tau allegedly attempted to break into a house through a window in Alabama outside Klerksdorp when he got stuck.

Myburgh told that it is alleged the home owner went to bed at about 10pm on Friday, 8 May and was awoken by a strange noise.

Upon inspection, she found Tau stuck in the window, screaming for help. The police were summoned and they arrested the man.

A video of Tau hanging from the window pleading for the owner to let him explain was shared on social media and has since gone viral.

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Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, police in Leeudoringstad arrested four suspects for housebreaking and theft as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm, Myburgh said.

The community gave police information on a suspicious vehicle driving around in Kgakala Section on Wednesday, 6 May, which led to the suspects' arrest.

Police spotted the car in questions and pulled over the suspects. They searched the vehicle and found properties stolen earlier on the same day at a farm.

Myburgh added:

"Furthermore, they found a 9mm pistol. Further investigation revealed that the pistol was stolen in Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, during a business robbery in which one suspect was arrested while the others fled the scene."

The four suspects are Molawa Motsamai (48), Vukani Mbongeni (36), Wiseman Moyo (48) and Solly Lithibe (35 years).

They appeared in the Wolmaransstad Magistrate's Court on Friday, 8 May. They were denied bail and are set to appear in court again on Friday.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, welcomed the arrests and thanked members of the community for their help in providing information that led to the four men's arrest.

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