Yep! You read that right. A plumber from Ireland has dug a tunnel from his house to his local pub 800 metres away. But why? Well, to get away from his wife’s snoring!

The plumber in question, Patsy, got the idea from Shawshank Redemption and took a whopping 15 years to dig his tunnel. Dedication! And, for the past five years, he has consequently been sneaking off to the pub every night at 11 pm, returning an hour later just after midnight.

It wasn’t until Patsy’s neighbour’s sewage pipe blew that his secret tunnel was uncovered. Unfortunately, he managed to cause a crack in the pipe after accidentally hitting it whilst digging.

Receiving his court summons, he described his decisions behind building the tunnel was that his wife snored very loudly.

But what did the plumber have to say about it all?

Well, Patsy described, “My wife has a snoring problem.”

“After watching the movie ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ in 1994, I decided to do something about it, so I started digging a hole under the bed in the direction of a pub.”

“I used all kinds of tools, from spoons to tunnel drills that I managed to take to the hole while my wife was shopping.”

“It was only in 2009 that I managed to go to the other side, in the women’s toilet and storage room.”

He continued, “To be honest, I’m glad to be caught.”

“My wife always felt that I smelled of alcohol, and I answered that it was my natural scent.”

“It was just a matter of time when someone would catch me.”

“The owner of the pub always wondered how I always came from nowhere, and how I got out of the women’s toilet.”

Prison Breaks’ Micheal Scofield has got nothing on this guy’s tactics! But what do you think of this? Let us know in the comments below!

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