Burglar Busted After Surveillance Footage Caught Him Doing a Happy Dance Following Robbery
"He was so happy at getting his hands on someone else's cash that he did a little dance on the pavement," West Midlands Police Sergeant Alan Lawless said.
The only thing this British burglar should be dancing to is "Jailhouse Rock."
The suspect was caught on surveillance footage doing a happy dance after discovering £50 (about $66) in a wallet he was accused of stealing out of a parked car in Birmingham.
Kamayi Matumona, 31, can be seen in CCTV surveillance footage doing a shimmy as he left the scene.
Cameras also caught him pulling the cash out of the wallet, and putting it in his pocket around 2:30 a.m. one night in late June.
"We couldn’t believe it when we saw the footage," West Midlands Police Sergeant Alan Lawless said in a statement. "He was so happy at getting his hands on someone else’s cash that he did a little dance on the pavement."
But Matumona's moves were short lived when the West Midlands Police department immediately idenfitied him from the footage.
"Matumona has an extensive criminal record, especially for car crime, and when the footage was circulated on police systems, an offender manager immediately identified him," Sergeant Lawless said in a statement.
According to police officers, the man had a record of theft, shoplifting, criminal damage, and vehicle interference.
Days later, police officers arrived at Matumona's home and arrested him for theft.
"He may have felt like dancing at the time but he looked pretty miserable when we knocked at his door to arrest him," Lawless said.
Matumona pleaded guilty earlier this month and was sentenced to 22 weeks in jail.
Hopefully, he had his prison pirouette prepared.
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