Michael Tyler had been released early from prison when he went to a Spar store in Weston-super-Mare, took off his shoes and left.
Bristol Crown Court heard he then turned up in a first floor flat, trying to stash jewellery under a quilt, and told the householder: "I'm looking for Christine. She's fat, with short blonde hair and police want her."Is she their type, then?
Judge Michael Roach told him: "You have a poor record, with 37 previous court appearances. You were only just released and the householder found you in her home, burgling it."
Nadeem Aullybocus (Ed: Oh, hai!), defending, told the judge: "He's been struggling with drugs since the age of 15."Sounds like he’s losing.
"He tells me it is a vicious circle in which he tries to get out of it and lapses. He had served nine weeks of an 18-week sentence, he was released, he was given pills by a friend and he mixed them with alcohol. He doesn't really know what he did. People say he was acting quite strange."I think the people who keep letting him out are acting pretty strange too…