The shameless crook – who is understood to have plundered pintas from the same property in the city’s Clermiston multiple times in recent weeks – was caught snatching a bottle of milk in the early hours of Thursday.
Striking before dawn, the milk raider is udderly brazen and makes no attempt to disguise his identity, blissfully unaware his crimes were being recorded by a state-of-the-art surveillance camera cunningly hidden inside the doorbell of the house.
According to Nadine Davis, who stays in the home on Parkgrove Terrace, the thief has been milking the situation for some time.
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Gotcha: Clermiston milk thief caught on camera
She said: “I have no idea who it is that is stealing our milk but it is not the first time it has happened. I couldn’t have my bloody cereal this morning –
Police responded to the Hampton Inn around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 after a Cleveland woman, 22, initially reported someone was crawling out of her second-floor window. She later explained that she had met a Cleveland man, 28, in the parking lot and invited him up to her room, but when he became too intoxicated, she asked him to leave.
An argument ensued, and when the man punched her in the face, she struck him with a lamp before he fled with $200 that belonged to her. The desk clerk said he refused when the frantic suspect came to the lobby and asked to be let back in the room in order to retrieve the iPhone he had left behind, at which point he went out through the main entrance.
Police and hotel staff later found the room’s broken door knob