An alleged burglar was arrested in Hat Yai early on Saturday apparently because, instead of fleeing the scene, he remained to pleasure himself while looking at the room’s sleeping female occupant.
The woman who lives in the rented room of an apartment building on Soi 2 of Hat Yai Municipality said she woke up to find the suspect, Ray Himawal, 39, masturbating on the balcony.
She shouted for help, and Ray tried to flee by jumping from one balcony to another but was eventually captured by other tenants in the building.
It was found that the suspect had already ransacked the woman's room. He had also broken into several other rooms earlier and stolen cash and valuables.
Police found Bt15,000 in cash and some gold ornaments on the suspect, who was also wearing three diamond and gold rings.
Police checked CCTV footage in the neighbourhood and found that the man had also broken into several houses.