Thief who broke into house and stole handbags and pyjamas caught after leaving his own possessions behind

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Scott Parker was sentenced to 15 months in prison at Maidstone Crown Court (KENT POLICE)

A bungling burglar who left his own bike and shoes at the scene of a crime has been jailed.

Scott Parker, of no fixed address, broke into a property in Hungershall Park on July 2 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

He stole designer handbags worth up to £4,500, toiletries and - bizarrely - a pair of pyjama bottoms.

After being disturbed by the homeowner - who had seen the burglar climb out of his bedroom window - Parker fled the scene

General view of Maidstone Crown Court.

But in his rush, Parker left behind his bike, shoes and phone, leading to his arrest later that day.

Officers discovered CCTV footage showing him riding the same bike.

But during his arrest, the bungling thief assaulted one officer and racially abused another.

Once in custody, Parker physically and verbally abused staff and urinated over a cell door.

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Parker, 44, admitted to charges of burglary, assaulting an emergency worker, and two counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting words to alarm.

He also admitted two counts of shoplifting, breaching a criminal behaviour order and two offences for criminal damage.

He was handed a 15 month prison sentence at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday.

Parker also assaulted and verbally abused officers (KENT POLICE)

Police Constable Lucy Basson said: “Parker not only burgled a home and stole from shops, he also subjected police officers to abhorrent physical and verbal abuse.

‘His persistent thieving and disgusting behaviour has resulted in him being taken off the streets.

“I am pleased he will no longer be a threat to members of the public or police officers.”