Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Repeat song backfires on drunk thief

A man who stole diamonds worth more than a million dollars from a jewellers store in India has been arrested in a dance bar after he splurged to ensure the band play one song repeatedly.

Indian carpenter Divesh Borse decided to let his hair down in Mumbai after selling part of his haul, the Sunday Times newspaper says.

During two evenings at the bar, he spent hundreds of dollars as he requested the Bollywood song Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (He Made Me Crazy) by nasally balladeer Himesh Reshammiya be played over and over again.

But when a drunk Borse insisted on the song for a third straight evening others in the bar protested, the newspaper says.

To try and get his way he started showering 1,000 rupee notes on dancers, but had not counted on the presence of a police informer, who alerted his handlers.

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