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Police: Broadway bank burglar turns out be intoxicated — and lost — man

Seattle Police gave a highly intoxicated man busted in a reported break-in at the Broadway Bank of America early Thursday morning just what he needed: a ride home.

Police and Seattle Fire were called to the Lyric building at Broadway and Thomas around 2 AM Thursday after a fire alarm was set off and a man wearing a red flannel shirt and black ball cap could be seen moving around carrying a bag.inside the bank’s foyer.

Arriving officers set up in the street outside the bank’s Broadway entrance and began hailing the burglary suspect by bullhorn.

According to the SPD report on the incident, the man complied and put his hands up as he exited the building.

Police say the man turned out to be heavily intoxicated and was insisting the unlocked ATM area at the front of the bank was his home.

Officers took the man into custody — but only for a short ride, delivering him to the nearby Capitol Hill apartment building where he lives.

Burglaries and especially commercial break-ins rose sharply in March as overall crime dropped around Capitol Hill during the first weeks of COVID-19 restrictions. April’s stats are still being compiled and should be available by mid-May.


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