For 15 years in a row, Patsy Kerr dug a tunnel from his bedroom every night.
His wife slept so soundly that she only found out about the project when her husband began to leave at night and tried to follow him.
Painstaking work took all the strength from the plumber from Omagh.
Later, he admitted that he had thought more than once to quit everything. But the tunnel was already going too deep. It would be as difficult to stop as it was to continue.
“My wife falls asleep only with sleeping pills and does not hear anything all night. I worked and worked, once I even brought a puncher,” Patsy told reporters.
After 15 years, the plumber’s strange work was completed.
He dug a comfortable narrow hole to the nearest pub, and then Patsy’s plan failed: his wife stopped drinking sleeping pills.
One night, the woman woke up and, with great amazement, saw her husband push the closet away and hide in a narrow hole.
The plumber’s wife looked inside, traced the tunnel a little, but did not make her way to the end.
She just waited for her husband to return in the morning. Patsy had no choice but to confess everything.
The tunnel would still have to be filled in. It went under the sidewalk and part of the tile fell through.
The local authorities had already begun to take an interest in the situation.