POLICE who raced to the scene of a home invasion in Brisbane have detained their delicious intruder.
A terrified man called police about 1.30am on Monday to say he was hiding from a burglar in his West End home.
The resident is believed to have been hiding in his bedroom as he could hear noises downstairs but he was too scared to go out.
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Police sprang into action, believing the man’s life could be in danger.
When officers arrived they quickly realised the offender was nothing more than a large mud crab that had escaped from its box.
The crab is facing a likely death sentence for its crime.