Police: Gun-toting deli manager foils would-be burglar

SEATTLE -- A gun-toting deli manager foiled the would-be burglar who broke into his Pioneer Square business early last Friday, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the suspect used a rock to break out the front door of the Pioneer Square Market shortly before 2:30 a.m.

The suspect entered the closed business, emptied out a paper bag containing dog food and started filling it with bottles of wine, according to the report.

The manager, who was in the backroom of the market at the time, heard the alarm go off, went out front, and ordered the suspect to get on the ground at gunpoint.

The manager called 911, and the suspect remained on the ground until officers arrived.

According to the report, the suspect told officers he broke into the market because he was hungry. But, despite the presence of a large quantity of food, the suspect appeared to only be stealing wine.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary.