Burglar hides from police… in a wasps’ nest – Ooops!

A man is repeatedly stung by angry wasps when he disrupted their nest while hiding in a bush from police.

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A suspected burglar was caught with a different kind of sting operation after he disturbed a wasps’ nest while hiding from police.

The man was repeatedly stung by angry wasps when he disrupted their nest while hiding in a bush from officers.

He had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

West Yorkshire Police’s Leeds Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) posted on Facebook: “A male has been arrested after breaking into business premises in Hunslet.

“The male however is currently in hospital after making the unfortunate decision to hide from the police in a bush and thus disturbing a wasps’ nest.”


Wasps are semi-social and live in small colonies. While not an aggressive species by nature, wasps will sting if they are disturbed or their nest is threatened. Wasp stings are painful and can cause the same risk of allergic reaction as other insect stings.

Wasps often build nests in residential yards. Before trimming shrubs or hedges, or picking fruit, check the plant for wasp nests. Treat wood fences and deck railings with a repellent oil to deter wasps from gathering cellulose from the wood. If you suspect you have a wasp infestation or find a wasp nest on your property, contact Bohmz Pest Services, a licensed pest management professional to find out about wasp treatment.

Do not attempt to remove a nest on your own, as there is a high probability you will get stung!

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