Police: Shower-taking burglar arrested wearing only a towel

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A burglar who broke into an Olympia home to take a shower was arrested in front of the house by a full complement of officers while wearing only a towel, according to the Olympia Police Department.

According to police, a neighbor heard glass breaking around 9:30 p.m. May 28 and, knowing the homeowner was out of town, called 911.

Officers arrived to find a window broken and lights on inside the house. Despite officers being able to hear movement inside the house, no one came out when ordered, according to police.

After about 10 minutes -- and with the house surrounded by police officers and police dogs -- a man reportedly stepped out of the house wearing only a towel.

According to police, the man told officers the homeowner had given him permission to take a shower. But when the homeowner arrived on the scene, the man didn't recognize her.

He then told officers a friend had given him a key to the house so he could take a shower, according to police. So, officers asked why the window was broken if he had a key.

According to police, the towel-clad man changed his story five more times before being arrested and booked into Thurston County Jail.

Following the suspect's arrest, officers entered the house to find it a mess. Multiple rooms had been flooded from the bathtub and shower, drawers and cupboards had been ransacked, and the burners on the stove had been left on.