A man has been jailed after breaking into a house and carrying out a cheesy protest.
Ian Masters, 33, forced a bathroom door open in Southampton in the middle of the day when the people who lived there were out.
He tore through their belongings and took a Nintendo Switch, a laptop and bank letters.
He also smashed an interior kitchen door with a brick that later turned out to have his fingerprints on, and placed him on the spot.
But perhaps the most bizarre thing about his crime story was that he took some cheese from the fridge and greased the work surfaces.
A police spokesman said: ‘The Masters were sentenced to two years in prison by Portsmouth Crown Court. He had previously admitted to two counts of burglary and fraud by forgery.
‘The court heard how the Masters on November 13 last year, between kl. 11.30am and 2.00pm, broke into a property in Church Lane, Southampton, by opening a bathroom window while the homeowners were out.
‘An interior kitchen door was smashed with a brick and he continued to smear cheese on the kitchen surfaces and stole bank letters, a laptop and a Nintendo Switch console. These were not found. A fingerprint matching Masters ‘was found on the bathroom window.’
Get in touch with our news team by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more stories like this, check out our news page.