A THIEF broke into his neighbor’s property in the dark of night and stole his bingo card.
Darren Leonard entered Duncan Brown’s home in Springburn, Glasgow, around 4 a.m. on August 24 this year.
The 26-year-old boy broke through the window before escaping through the door.
Leonard was fortunately seen leaving the property through a door.
Leonard pleaded guilty to burglary in Glasgow Sheriff’s Court today.
Sheriff Tom Hughes sentenced him to 12 months in prison, citing Leonard’s “terrible record of convictions.”
The sheriff added: “It should be clear that the longer you are going to do this, the longer the sentences will be.”
The court heard that Mr Brown charged his phone just before 10.30pm.
He woke up at 4 a.m. to the sound of loud explosions.
Mr Brown found his back door and window open, and his phone was missing.
“Another resident saw Leonard walking away from the property in the back garden area,” said prosecutor Sarah Latta.
Police, who were close to the property dealing with another case, were told about Leonard, who later searched his home.
Ms Latta said: “Officers found the phone that was taken with the headphones, the Mika Bingo membership card in the victim’s name.”
Defending, Marcel Horowitz told the court that Leonard did not know what he was thinking at the time.