Police say an Italian man who thought his home was being burglarized this week was only partially right—turns out, the only thing the criminal stole was his wife's heart.

According to The Local, the man was in bed with his no-good, cheating wife when he noticed a "shadow" moving through the room.

He called Pisa police who quickly deduced the would-be burglar was actually the wife's secret lover. The boyfriend reportedly thought her husband would be out of town and did not expect the couple to be in bed together.

And the police soon had another crime to avert—breaking up the two men, who apparently began fighting violently once the truth came out.

[h/t UPI, image via Shutterstock]