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Bungling French burglar gets stuck in store window and police have last laugh

In what is one of the worst getaway attempts in recent times, a reportedly drunken man has been caught by police in south western France after getting stuck in the window of a jeweler's.

Bungling French burglar gets stuck in store window and police have last laugh
Photo: Gerdarmerie
The thief was on his way out of a jewellery shop in Mauléon-Licharre, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, when he apparently just couldn't get his hips back through the hole he'd made in the window.
 
Police who arrived at the scene had the last laugh, sharing a picture of the man (with his face blurred out) on their social media feeds with the viral hashtag #Thuglife.
 
Fire fighters were called in to enlarge the hole in the window so they could pull the man through. 

The police later took to Facebook to share another photo of the man (see below), this time from another angle, adding a lengthy caption about the night's proceedings. 

They said that officers had earlier been called out to the scene, but had found nothing suspicious. It was during a second call out to the area that they found the bungling burglar.
 
They added that they suspected the man had made multiple trips to the jewellery store, judging by the stolen goods they found at his home. 
 
The burglar spent the night in prison and will face court on Monday. 
 

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French police shoot dead knife-wielding man at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

French Border police at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris shot - and killed - man who was wielding a knife in the public area of the airport on Wednesday.

French police shoot dead knife-wielding man at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

Border police reportedly shot a man with aggressive behaviour who brandished a knife in the public area of the Charles de Gaulle airport outside of Paris, on Wednesday morning, police and airport sources told AFP.

“This morning officers neutralised a threatening individual in possession of a knife at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport,” the Paris police department said on its Twitter account.

A source close to the investigation told BFMTV that the man – who was likely homeless – went towards the officers, despite being asked several times to put the knife down. In response, police shot the man in the abdomen, and the individual later died.

The incident took place in the busy, public area of terminal 2F around 8:20 am, when “a homeless man started bothering security agents and border police were called in to remove him”.

Initially the man left while yelling curses but he soon returned and brought out a knife, when one of the officers fired his weapon.

An AFP photographer who witnessed the scene said “a large person of colour brandished something that looked like a knife at the police”.

“He was ordered to stop but kept advancing toward them, and an officer fired a single shot.”

The man was quickly put on a stretcher and evacuated, the photographer said. 

Security forces have been on high alert for terrorist attacks since a wave of jihadist killings that have killed more than 250 people since 2015, often by so-called “lone wolves” who often target police.

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