You’d think that after being burgled four times, John Key would be a fan of ACT’s three strikes for burglary policy.
Prime Minister John Key has revealed he once confronted an intruder who broke into his Parnell home on a stormy night – screaming when he went downstairs and saw the burglar.
At his post-Cabinet press conference this afternoon, Mr Key said, from memory, he had been burgled about four times, all incidents coming before he was elected Prime Minister.
Mr Key was burgled twice when he lived in Wellington. In one case no suspect was caught, in another his house was cleaned out, and police eventually caught a burglar who also stole his wife Bronagh’s new car.
“They stole Bronagh’s birthday present at the time which was a pink Honda City. That was of some amusement at the time to the cops that I would be stupid enough to buy her a pink Honda City.”
Another break-in came when Mr Key and his wife were at their home on St Stephens Ave in Parnell, at the time when he was Opposition leader. Read more »