London, Jan 2 (ANI): A man dressed as Norse god 'Thor' for a New Year party scared off a burglar who was trying to break-in his house.
Torvald Alexander, 38, a construction firm manager, was returning home wearing a red cape and the thunder god's silver-winged helmet when he caught the burglar red handed during the break in.
He said the burglar threw himself out of a first floor window after seeing him.
"As soon as he saw me his eyes went wide with terror," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"He looked like he had had a few drinks and decided to do a late night break in, but he hadn't counted on the God of Thunder living here," he added.
Alexander revealed that he decided to dress as the Norse God of Thunder for the fancy dress party because they both have names of Norwegian origin.
"I had just got back from a fancy dress New Year's party and because I have a Norwegian name I decided to go as Thor.
"It took ages making the cape, helmet and breast plate, and I must admit it was a bit chilly walking home, but when I saw that guy I just went mad and charged at him, my cape flying behind me.
"I think if I had had Thor's hammer with me I might have scared him to death," he added.
The burglar had not managed to steal anything, but had left his shoes at the scene.
"He had obviously taken off his shoes to creep about in silence, but when he saw me he just jumped out of the window in his socks."
"It will make him think again before breaking into other people's homes. Hopefully it's taught him a lesson," said Alexander. (ANI)