A frightening burglary ended with the thief getting a lot more than he bargained for. On Tuesday (8/24) just after noon, a woman returned to her home in the 1000 block of Ravenna Blvd to find a burglar inside the house. The thief was in one of the bedrooms carrying three large bags. When the woman asked what he was doing, the burglar replied “I don’t know. Sh-t you’re home!”
The thief then knocked the woman down as she tried to grab one of the bags. As he ran out the house, the woman saw a man out for a walk with his wife and baby and asked him for help. The good samaritan then chased after the burglar who took a swing at him but missed. The good samaritan then put the thief in a head lock and managed to hold him down until police arrived, even though the burglar bit him and gouged his fingernails into the man’s skin. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail.
You can read the full police report below.
Roosevelt Way NE at 1228 hours. I saw a male, later identified as A/
B/ M/ -1982, being detained by V/ .
I immediately took control of S/ and placed him in handcuffs.
Officer Burk arrived behind me and watched the suspect while I saw to V/
injuries and interviewed the people at the scene.
V/ lived at 10 NE Ravenna Blvd with V/ and V/
She said she arrived home at approx. 1220 hours after being
gone for approx. 30-45 minutes. She knew her roommates were gone since
their cars were not in the driveway. She entered the house through the
door off the dining room on the east side of the house. She heard someone
in the back rooms of the house. She walked back and saw a black male in
her roommate’s bedroom. She asked what he was doing and who he was. She
saw that he was carrying three large bags. The suspect appeared surprised
and replied, ” I don’t know, Shit you’re home!”
V/ asked the suspect, later identified as A/ to leave
their belongings and she attempted to grab one of the bags. A/
yelled, “Let the Fuck go!” and pushed V/ to the ground. She fell
onto her back and suspect ran over her body to exit the room. V/
called 911 and gave chase to the suspect. He was held up at the front door
of the house because he was having difficulty negotiating the bags and his
body through the door. V/ again attempted to grab one of the bags
but A/ wrenched away and fled the house.
V/ continued to chase the suspect. She saw V/ who was
walking on the street with his wife and baby. She asked them for help and
pointed out A/ and explained he had just stole her belongings. V/
left his family and caught up to A/ at NE 61 St / Roosevelt
Way NE on the northeast corner. V/ grabbed a hold of two of the
bags and asked A/ to stop. A/ tried to tell V/
that the contents of the bags were his. V/ told A/ to wait
and have a conversation about the items with V/ . W/ and
W/ were both on the street and witnessed the following portion of the
incident. A/ attempted to punch V/ . V/ ducked and
the closed fist punch missed. V/ placed A/ in a
“head-lock” and took the suspect to the ground. A/ was yelling
threats and V/ and wanted him to get off. V/ told A/
he would get off when the police arrived on-scene. A/ used
his mouth to bite V/ chest / pectoral muscle. He used enough
force to create an instant hematoma under the skin. A/ also gouged
his fingernails into the skin on the top of V/ ‘ hand. Police
arrived and took custody of A/ . V/ was on-scene and
identified A/ as the correct suspect. SFD E16 responded to treat
V/ at the scene.
The black backpack and duffel both belonged to V/ The red and
black backpack was found to belong to A/ . The contents of the two
backpacks and duffle belonged to V/ , V/ , and V/ A
detailed list was chronicled on a Property Report but the items included
gift cards, cellphones, a Sony PS3, laptop computers, jewelry, and
electronics. All the items that were positively identified as stolen in
the burglary were listed and photographed by Officer Hillan. A written
statement was taken from V/ by Officer Hanson. The items were
released back to the victims after they were processed at the scene and the
statement was obtained.
Two of the bedrooms appeared to be ransacked. There were several window
screens taken off the house by the suspect as he probed for an entry point.
Photographs were taken of the scene. It appeared the entry point was a
widow in the dining room. Additionally, photographs were taken of V/
injuries. All the photographs were submitted to the SPD photo
A/ was read Miranda at the scene. He was transported to the North
Precinct and later booked into KCJ for Investigation Burglary and Assault.
A/ Sgt Gonzalez screened the incident and arrest.