This story of a failed burgler certainly brightened my day.
I think it is the last lines that make the story:
"As prosecutor Peter Bardsley outlined the case, one probation officer had to leave the courtroom because she was laughing so much.
Defending, John Lee said: "This has all been the cause of great embarrassment for him. He is remorseful, ashamed and has moderated his drinking.
"He does not want to end up as the Grim Reaper again."