Officers went to Ali's mum's house at 8am on June 26 and she answered the door. The court was told Ali was still in bed and officers went upstairs and told him he was under arrest on suspicion of theft. Ms Pritchard said as he was still in his pyjamas Ali asked if he could get dressed, a request which was granted.
She said: "He was then asking if he could use the bathroom. He was searched and police found nothing on him.
"He went into the bathroom. The police could hear noises from the tap. Mr Ali's mum was shouting for him to hurry up. The officers realised he was taking too long and went in to the bathroom. They noticed the bathroom window was open.
"The defendant had climbed onto the kitchen window and escaped."/facepalm
Ali, who appeared in the dock in handcuffs and had been in custody for 14 weeks before his sentencing hearing, pleaded guilty to theft and escaping from lawful custody.
Judge Beverley Lunt (Ed: *groans*) sentenced him to 120 unpaid work (sic) and warned him if he didn't fully comply with the order she would send him to prison.Where he'll no doubt ask for a big poster of Rita Hayworth,