A Malaysian newspaper reported last weekend that a couple had returned from a trip to find an exhausted, dehydrated and terrified burglar inside their home. The man, who the couple reportedly found "clasping his hands in an apologetic gesture for his wrongdoing," said he had been trapped inside the building for three days by a ghost.
The burglar said he had come in through the back door after the couple left but was "blinded" once he got inside and "felt like he was in a cave." He told police, "Each time I wanted to flee, I felt a supernatural figure shoving me to the ground."
Sounds to me like somebody got himself stuck in a coat closet and panicked. "Aiieee! A supernatural figure, or several, have fallen upon me in this small cave! I am blinded and frightened! Even though it is surprisingly warm and cozy under here." The burglar said he had called for help repeatedly over the next 72 hours, but to no avail. The owners called an ambulance, and then the police.
The man, who told police that it was his "first time experiencing such trauma during a break-in," thus admitting there had been other break-ins, was said to be in stable condition.