You could call this a case of instant karma.
A man described as a "drunken thief" is recovering after getting injured in a botched heist in Monterrey, Mexico.
Carlos Alonso allegedly went to the Christ the King Parish to rob the church in the early hours of January 14, according to a report by ACI Prensa.
The 32-year-old jumped over a locked fence in front of the church entrance and broke a glass door to get inside. There, he set his sights on a statue of St. Michael the Archangel.
While trying to flee with the statue, he apparently tripped and fell on the angel's sword, seriously injuring his neck.
A witness saw the wounded man at the church doors and called for help. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Once Alonso recovers, he's expected to face criminal charges.
The statue was not damaged.