A burglar found himself in the dog house after trying to rest in an empty kennel, a court heard yesterday. Ng Chun-keung, 24, was locked in the kennel until police arrived, the District Court was told. Judge Richard Hawkes jailed Ng for two years after he admitting two charges of burglary. In the early hours of December 18 last year, Au Kar-cheung, 74, was woken by dogs barking. He peered through his window using a torch and saw Ng crawling out of a kennel in his garden. Mr Au shouted to the defendant who claimed he was working for someone. The elderly man then went out to the garden and saw Ng crawling back into the kennel. Mr Au immediately locked the kennel door and called the police who arrested Ng, prosecutor Martin Hui said. A neighbour, Kwok Chun-yung, 60, told the police Ng had gone into her house the day before. Ms Kwok had sent the defendant packing when she saw him trying to open her bedroom door. Under caution, Ng admitted that he had burgled Ms Kwok's house because he wanted to find a place to rest before burgling other houses at night. His lawyer, Des Greenwood, told the court Ng was driven to the offences because he was hungry and penniless. Judge Hawkes adopted a starting point of three years and gave credit for Ng's guilty plea before passing sentence.