Police: Over-confident burglar returns to scene of crime, gets busted
SEATTLE -- A 31-year-old burglar was felled by his own hubris when he returned to the scene of a successful burglary an hour later to steal the victim's car and was subsequently busted, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to police, a homeowner in the 400 block of 22nd Avenue woke up around 5 a.m. to find the suspect in his house. He chased the suspect off, but the man was still reportedly able to get away with a number of items, including the victim's car keys.
The suspect returned around 6 a.m. and was in the process of stealing the victim's car when officers arrived, according to police.
According to police, the suspect ran, but officers cornered him in a nearby yard and arrested him. He was booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary.
According to police, the suspect is believed to be responsible for several car prowls in the area.
In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson: "You just got greedy."