George Clooney's Lake Como house

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Somebody apparently had a real craving for wine.

An intruder was arrested after he allegedly broke into George Clooney's luxurious Lake Como villa in Italy on Wednesday.

But rather than head straight to the main house first, the alleged burglar, a 29-year-old Romanian man, is said to have made a beeline for the wine cellar, where he supposedly grabbed a bottle to go, according to the Telegraph.

It was only then that he went over and tried to gain access into the residence. The alleged thief was spotted by a member of the Oscar winner's staff, who subsequently called police.

When authorities arrived, the man allegedly threatened them with the very bottle he had taken, but was overpowered, arrested and later charged with theft.

Clooney was not at his home at the time.

"It was my birthday and I decided to go in there," the man is quoted as saying to police. "I had been thinking about it for a long time. I was looking for money. I was ready to burn down the house."

According to local reports, a quick trial was held on Thursday and the culprit, who was allegedly drunk at the time of his arrest, was sentenced to eight months' probation and released.

The incident comes less than a month after news broke that the 53-year-old actor had popped the question to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

The couple recently celebrated their engagement at a star-studded bash in Malibu on Mother's Day.

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