Seattle home burglar goes mano a mano with homeowner
October 19, 2017
Crime & punishment
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- The Seattle woman was sleeping just before 8 am Wednesday morning minding her own business in slumber land at her abode in the 9700 block of Ashworth Avenue North, when she was awakened by a noise downstairs.
Little did she realize at the moment she was in the throes of a burglary in progress. She discovers, according to police, some of her property, "has been moved and other items appeared to be missing" according to the police statement.
She looks outside and sees the perp; a stranger "inside her vehicle."
Then she does something every cop in America would have advised her not to do because it is very, very dangerous but when you see somebody taking all your good stuff that you worked hard for, well the adrenaline kicks in and sometimes you do things that upon reflection you perhaps should not have done.
She goes outside to confront the guy and ends up going mano a womano with him.
Police described it this way:
"The suspect had her backpack and other stolen items in his possession. The victim grabbed onto her backpack and tried to pull it away while demanding that the suspect return her items. The suspect attempted to flee on foot, but the victim would not let go. The suspect dragged the victim on the ground after knocking her down and kicking her in the head. The suspect broke free, keeping the backpack and fleeing on foot."
Like we said, a dangerous thing to do, confronting a perp like that. A neighbor saw the mano a womano unfold, calls 911 and patrol officers rush to the scene.
They found the suspect several blocks away. "The suspect was positively identified and arrested. The victim was treated at a local hospital for minor cuts and scratches," said the police statement.
The suspected burglar was taken to the hoosegow. Detectives from the Major Crimes Task Force responded and will handle the follow up investigation.