Police: Burglar scares self off with car alarm

SEATTLE -- Luckily for the North Seattle family of four sleeping at the time, whoever was in the middle of a successful burglary of their house scared themselves off when they triggered the family's car alarm, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the burglar or burglars had entered the house in the 700 block of North 101st Street through a window around 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

The burglar or burglars had already grabbed two laptops, a Play Station and a wallet when they got greedy and tried to start the family's car, according to police.

That set off the car's alarm, waking the family up and reportedly scaring away the burglar or burglars.

The two adults and two children who had been sleeping at the time were too slow to catch a glimpse of whoever had been in their house.