A DIY hero stopped a burglar from robbing a disused factory by sealing the only exit with a nailgun.
Night watchman Simon Jayne noticed someone lurking inside the former textile mill while he carried out a routine check on the premises.
But when the thief attempted to run away, Mr Jayne used his nail fun to fire 12 nails into a wooden door to seal it firmly shut.
As the door was the only way out of Albion Mill in Ewood, Blackburn, Iulian Mihociu, 29, was trapped in the factory until police arrived to arrest him just minutes later.
Mr Jayne, whose quick thinking was praised by local officers, said: 'I only acted on instinct and thought nothing about it as I trapped him.
'I had my nail gun with me to do some maintenance tasks on the building but never believed I would need it to catch a burglar.'
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Man nabs burglar by sealing door with nailgun.
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