A Mberengwa man was arraigned before magistrate Shepherd Mjanji facing unlawful entry charges after he broke into Tembani Ndlovu's house and got trapped between burglar bars as he tried to flee.
Believe Mangena (27) pleaded guilty to the crime and was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment.
It was the State's case that on July 30 at around 02:00 am, the accused broke into Ndlovu's house in Madhora village under Chief Mataruse.
Mangena successfully squeezed himself through the burglar bars and gained access into the house. As he was squeezing himself through the burglar bars, his trousers got hooked and he decided to remove it.
When he gained access into the house, and before he could put his trousers back on, Mangena pushed the sitting room door which made a quirking sound and alerted Ndlovu who was sleeping in the next room.
Ndlovu woke up to check on the noise and found Mangena without his trousers and he tried to escape through the same window only to be trapped.
Ndlovu screamed and the neighbours rushed to the scene only to find Mangena, who was also screaming for help, stuck on the window.
The police were called to the scene leading to Mangena's arrest.