Norse God versus Burglar…

…it’s only going to end one way, right? The Telegraph is reporting a burglar in Edinburgh was scared off when he encountered the home-owner dressed as Thor, the Norse God of thunder.

Six-foot tall Torvald Alexander, 38, was wearing a red cape and the thunder god’s 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 of his £350,000 home in the Inverleith area of the city after being caught red handed.

Mr Alexander said: “As soon as he saw me his eyes went wide with terror. He looked like he had had a few drinks and decided to do a late night break in, but he hadn’t counted on the God of Thunder living here.”

He added: “I had just got back from a fancy dress New Year’s party and because I have a Norwegian name I decided to go as Thor.

“It took ages making the cape, helmet and breast plate, and I must admit it was a bit chilly walking home, but when I saw that guy I just went mad and charged at him, my cape flying behind me.

“I think if I had had Thor’s hammer with me I might have scared him to death.”

Norse legend Thor has a magical hammer, called Mjolnir, which returns to him after knocking out his enemies foe magically returns to the superhero. It can also throw lightning bolts at enemies.

Mr Alexander said that the burglar had not managed to steal anything, but had left his shoes at the scene.

He said: “He had obviously taken off his shoes to creep about in silence, but when he saw me he just jumped out of the window in his socks. It will make him think again before breaking into other people’s homes. Hopefully it’s taught him a lesson.”

Mr Alexander said he was contacting police and was going to hand over the burglar’s shoes in the hope police can trace him.

An £80m blockbuster based on the Norse god is due to be released in 2010 after Kenneth Branagh agreed to direct it. James Bond star Daniel Craig was rumoured to be taking the lead role, but no actors have so far been confirmed.

The best bit of this story? Here’s a picture of Mr. Alexander as Thor. Bless.

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