Would-be thief says ‘supernatural figure’ prevented him from fleeing
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A burglar who broke into a house claims he was held captive by a “supernatural figure” for three days without food and water, officials said.
Police official Abdul Marlik Hakim Johar told The Star newspaper the house’s owners found the 36-year-old man fatigued and dehydrated when they returned from vacation Thursday.
He says they called an ambulance to take him to a hospital.
The man told police that every time he tried to escape, a “supernatural figure” shoved him to the ground.
Abdul Marlik could not immediately be reached and other police officials declined to comment.
Dec. 13, 2008