A wooded curtain rod used by people to block a wooden door from opening
An Australian man has been arrested for allegedly using a wooden curtain rod to block his neighbour’s door from open.
The man, who is in his 60s, allegedly used a wooden dowel rod to lock the door shut when his wife went to bed last year, reports ABC Brisbane.
“I think she slept well and she woke up at 2:00am with her hair down and she thought the window was open,” the man told police.
“So I started to lock it and I did it for about 30 minutes, and I got up, I put the curtain rod in there, I didn’t lock it up, because I thought the curtains would go back up.”
The man said the curtains were locked and locked again, but he didn’t notice a difference.
“She just said, ‘Oh, well, we’ve got the curtains up now,'” he said.
“And I was like, ‘No, you’ve got a curtain rod locked’.”
He said the woman then went to work, and he found the curtain rods around the house.
“It’s a bit of a nuisance, and it’s got some sentimental value to me,” he said, “but it’s the same thing that you see on TV in a movie or whatever, that it’s just to lock down the door.”
Police were alerted to the man’s alleged actions after receiving reports of a number of people being hit by the curtains.
“We’ve had people getting hit by them and then the curtain’s come down, and then it’s gone again,” Detective Inspector Andrew Macdonald said.”[They’re] quite a nuisance to look after, especially when you’re working in the garden.”
Detective Inspector Macdonald also said people should not attempt to open the curtains themselves, as the curtains can become trapped in a tree branch.
“There’s a possibility that the curtain can go up on you, so you need to get your hands on some kind of rope to hold it down, or you can grab some kind, it can’t be done by yourself,” he added.
“If you’re using a curtain that’s not the type that you would use to lock a door, you’re just using it to hold a curtain down.”
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