April 27, 2007 / 3:48 PM / 10 years ago

Thief betrays himself to get free beer

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<p>A man drinks a pint of beer in an undated file photo. A German phone thief led police right to his front door when they called the stolen mobile to say he had won some free beer and he willingly gave his address.File</p>

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German phone thief led police right to his front door when they called the stolen mobile to say he had won some free beer and he willingly gave his address.

"An officer called and said, 'You've won a crate of beer'," said a spokesman for police in the eastern town of Neustrelitz Friday.

"Then he asked where he lived so he could drop the beer off, and the guy told him. I think the man was drunk."

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