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Idiot abroad Irish tourist allegedly broke into Romania's Palace of Parliament thinking it was hotel

The intoxicated intruder was arrested and charged for damaging a public building, as well as for trespassing – both felonies.

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Romanian Parliament Photo: Getty Images

Romanian Parliament Photo: Getty Images

Romanian Parliament Photo: Getty Images

AN IRISH tourist has been arrested in Bucharest for allegedly breaking into the Palace of the Parliament – after drunkenly mistaking the building for his hotel.

Romania's Palace of the Parliament is the world's third-largest government building, behind only the Pentagon and Thailand's seat of government.

The Communist-built behemoth, also called the People's House, has over 1,000 rooms and took 700 architects over 13 years to build.

But for an unnamed Irish tourist, searching for his bed after several drinks too many, the landmark looked pretty much just like the hotel he was staying at.

So much so, in fact, that he smashed his way in, determined to get back to his room and sleep off the mother of all benders.

According to the Romanian network Digi24, the man scaled the parliament walls, broke a window, and climbed in on Monday morning, around 4 AM local time.

He then staggered around the building, trying different office doors, until his luck finally ran out as baffled police officers discovered him.

The intoxicated intruder was arrested and charged for damaging a public building, as well as for trespassing – both felonies.

Digi24 reported that those in charge of security for the People's House are going through a particularly rough patch.

Just six days before the incident involving the Irishman, Romania experienced its own miniature storming of the Capitol, as protesters at a rally against Covid restrictions forced their way into the building.

The Irish tourist's adventure will now be included in the investigations into security failings that were already underway.

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