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Man detained on suspision of burglary

Posted by Steve Karimi | Jun 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Police in Seattle report 'several odd occurrences" left behind at an apartment that was allegedly broken into by a man who told them he was a character from the TV show '24." A stolen peephole from the front door was just one of the oddities.

The complicated criminal case began with police being called to an apartment in North Seattle. Before they could investigate, they were called to a disturbance a block away that involved a man screaming at people. They arrived to find a man who they believed to be intoxicated or mentally unstable and possibly hallucinating. After deciding that the man was not a danger to himself or others, the officers allowed him to walk to his home.

The officers returned to the apartment and found several odd things including the ID of the resident stuck in a muffin top, a missing kitten, a frozen pie in the oven, a laptop that had been broken, the peephole portion of the front door missing, pants and swimming trunks in the kitchen and garbage strewn about. The resident of the apartment said he had been gone for six hours and left the front door unlock. He told the police that the man they had allowed to walk home from the incident a block away had thrown the peephole from his front door at him.

Officers found the man at his apartment nearby and took him into custody when he allegedly admitted to the break-in. Reports say that the man told police that he broke into the apartment to 'face his fears." He also told them that he is a character from the television show "24."

Police are still investigating the incident and the man was charged with burglary and taken into custody. If the man wishes to dispute the charges levied against him, he may benefit from working with a criminal defense attorney.

Source: KOMO News, "Police: Man who thinks he's a TV character commits odd burglary", Michael Harthorne, February 13, 2014

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