“As soon as he saw me, his eyes went wide with terror.”

Not sure what to file this under so I’ll give it both the WTF and Awesome tags. The above quote came from a statement made by a man who had just chased off a would-be thief from his home – now, being the UK it wasn’t with a firearm, but the guy came up with a creative alternative:

Six-foot-tall fitness fanatic Torvald Alexander, 38, was wearing a full God of Thunder outfit – complete with flying red cape and tinfoil silver-winged helmet – when he spotted the raider in his front room rifling through a desk.

Mr Alexander, who runs building firm Alexander & Summers in Edinburgh, Scotland, said the burglar threw himself out of a first-floor window [ed: that’s second floor in American] of his £350,000 home in the Inverleith area of the city when he opened the door and confronted him.

The man landed on a roof outside the window, which broke his fall, enabling him to escape.

Click the link for the picture, it’s the best part of the story. Hat tip to Ace for this one.