Police say a man who broke into a Hamilton house may change his ways after finding a dead body.
They say he saw the body while walking down the hallway of the property early on Thursday before running back down the road and into his mother's house.
Hamilton City Area Commander Greg Nicholls told Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint programme the man's mother then rang police and he was arrested.
Mr Nicholls said the man was clearly traumatised, so police hope this may prompt him to rethink the path he's taking.
Police are not looking for anyone in connection with the death.