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Suspicious Zhang Hau had a funny feeling she wasn't alone when she watched a TV comedy show at her home in southern China - when she heard hysterical laughter coming from under her bed.

Burglar Yan Liang had slipped into her house in Chongqing city while she was out but hid beneath the bed when she came back unexpectedly.

"I settled down to watch my favourite comedy show but I had a nagging feeling I wasn't alone," explained Zhang, 32.

"Then there was a very funny joke and I really laughed out loud. Then there was this enormous giggle coming from under the bed and I jumped out of my skin," she added.

Yan, 58, fled but was arrested later, said police.

"It's a very funny show and he must have forgot that he was supposed to be hiding," said a spokesman.

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