A grown man from Bridgend has confessed to leaving the heating on last night.
Barry Bigballs, who didn’t want to be named, said that he kept the heating on ‘at his wife’s request’, even though he hasn’t been married for 16 years.
Neighbour Donna ‘Nosy’ Mary told WalesOnCraic:
“I knew he had it on because I could see the steam coming from the back of his house. He always plays the hard guy, walking around in September in just shorts and T-shirts. But that’s usually the way isn’t it? Play the hard man but underneath, you’re just a scaredy-cat.
“My daughter called me at about 11.30pm to point out that she thought he had his heating on. I woke up at 2.30am for a piss and it will still billowing out. When he came out to get his milk, I confronted him about it and he admitted that he’d had the heating on all night. I haven’t seen him since.”
Authorities are worried that other men may have secretly put their heating on, despite their argument that putting on a jumper is cheaper than a gas bill.