Just when you think you've seen it all, along come stories like this....
A burglar begging a judge to send him to prison must be a rare sight in any court.
And in the case of housebreaker Kierran Batchelor, the reason was equally unusual – his 10am meetings with his probation officer were wrecking his sleep patterns.
The 21-year-old had originally been handed a suspended 40-week sentence and supervision order after he burgled two houses in February.
But weeks after walking free from court he was back before a judge after missing his daily meetings with his probation officer.
Batchelor told the judge he failed to attend the meetings because they were too early in the day – despite being at 10am.