Intruder found hiding inside roll of linoleum dressed in boxer shorts

Christopher McDonald was caught entering his partner's property in Glasgow in September 2020.

Glasgow man found hiding inside roll of linoleum wearing just boxer shorts after intruding partner’s house iStock

A man who broke into his partner’s house was found by police in his boxer shorts wrapped in a roll of linoleum.

Christopher McDonald entered the woman’s property in Glasgow’s Penilee on September 19, 2020.

The 27-year-old had earlier tried to climb through a window which was shut by his partner who then went out.

She returned home to find items belonging to McDonald in the property and contacted the police.

Officers showed up and found the almost naked intruder hiding under a worktop. 

McDonald pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and breaching bail conditions.

The court heard the pair were together for four years.

The woman heard a banging coming from outside at 4pm on the day of the incident.

She clocked McDonald trying to get in through a window but she did not want him to gain entry.

The woman closed the window before leaving the property and returned an hour later. 

She noticed there was a package with missing items in the property that did not belong to her.

She also spotted trainers belong to McDonald which made her call 999.

Prosecutor Jenny Reid said: “On entering the kitchen, the officers observed McDonald’s shoulder sticking out from rolled up linoleum.

“This had been stored under a kitchen worktop.

“The linoleum was removed and officers found McDonald in it wrapped up in a ball while in a state of undress with only his boxers on.”

McDonald then grabbed a knife before being arrested by police.

Joanne McMillan, defending, told the court that McDonald was intoxicated through drink and drugs.

The lawyer added: “He is extremely sorry for his actions.”

Sheriff Simone Sweeney tagged McDonald, of Dennistoun, for 163 days keeping him indoors between 7pm and 7am.

He was also ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work and put under supervision for 12 months.

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