Today's winner is from Coventry, England.
A hapless thief soon discovered he had chosen the wrong house to burgle when he came face-to-face with the owner - a 20-stone [280-pound] wrestler.
Lee Christie had grabbed a laptop and was about to make his escape when Adam Kalinowski returned home.
Father-of-one Adam, 37, wrestled Christie to the ground then got him in a headlock.
The factory worker held on to the 6ft 2in burglar - who began to cry and begged to be released - until police arrived at the address in Coventry.
Mr Kalinowski said: 'I came home and saw the door was broken. I saw the man, and I mean this guy was big, but I didn't know what he was doing there or what was in his bag. He could have had a knife.
'Maybe it was the adrenalin, but I wasn't scared because this is my house, my castle, as they say in England.'
'He looked at me and said; 'Oh, s**t!' and pushed me against the wall so I gave him a kick in the stomach and that slowed him down.'
'I know how to wrestle and I like fighting sports, so I got him in a Nelson headlock.
'He was trying to get up, so I had to punch him in the head. My neighbour called the police and I held him until they came.
'He was crying and saying "Leave me alone" but he was lucky I didn't kill him because of the way I felt at the time.'
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Christie, of Tile Hill, Coventry, was sentenced to two years in prison after admitting burglary at Coventry Crown Court.
There's more at the link.
Rules for wannabe burglars:
- Make sure your proposed victim isn't at home, and won't be coming home, during your 'visit';
- Make sure he's not bigger and brawnier than you are - as well as experienced in the manly arts of beating you to a pulp!
Still, it's kinda nice when bad things happen to bad people . . .