Stuck pharmacy burglar called cops for help


A burglar, with stolen tablets hidden in a sensitive part of his anatomy, had to call police for help after he broke into a pharmacy and couldn’t get out again

Blackburn and Darwen Police posted on Facebook that one Scott Mckay, aged 43 and of no fixed abode, made a 999 call at approximately 2am on April 15.

Mr Mckay reported to police that he had “broken into a pharmacy and was now stuck inside and needed help getting out”.

The store was a Geloo Brothers branch in Blackburn, Lancashire.

“On officers’ arrival at the pharmacy they could see a male inside who had consumed a large quantity of drugs from the pharmacy and was extremely inebriated as a result,” wrote Blackburn and Darwen Police.

“The male had broken in using a wooden plank to prise open the metal bars on the window and once inside had taken approximately 300 Diazepam tablets as well as concealing further tablets up his .… (we will leave that to your imaginations).

“Ambulance were called due to the large quantity of drugs taken as well as fire who were able to assist in getting the male out of the pharmacy.”

Scott Mckay
Scott Mckay. Image: Blackburn and Darwen Police

Mr Mckay was arrested for burglary, charged and remanded.

He pleaded guilty at Blackburn Magistrates Court to burglary and was jailed for a total of 26 weeks.

“A great result for all involved!” wrote the police.

British pharmacy publication Chemist + Druggist spoke to Siraj Geloo, owner and director of Geloo Brothers pharmacy, who told it that Mr Mckay was a “regular patient” at the store.

“We just feel he really needs some help,” he said.

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