Police: Suspected burglar texted to make sure victim wasn't home
SEATTLE -- He may not be a professional detective, but a government-employed pot dealer is pretty sure he's figured out who stole his videogames: the guy who recently admired them then texted to make sure he wasn't home, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, officers were called to an Eastlake apartment that smelled heavily of marijuana around 11:30 p.m. last Saturday for a burglary.
The victim told officers he had arrived home to find his Xbox One, Xbox 360, videogames and cash stolen. Apparently, the burglar came in through an unlocked balcony door and knew where everything was, as the apartment wasn't ransacked.
The victim told officers be believed a friend of a friend was responsible, because he had been in his apartment a few days earlier, telling the victim he was living the good life and admiring his videogame systems.
According to the report, the suspect had also texted the victim the day of the robbery to see if he was home. The victim said he told the suspect he wouldn't be home until 10:30 p.m.
After a few more questions, officers began to suspect the victim wasn't telling the truth about his relationship with the suspect and pressed him.
The victim reportedly admitted he sold marijuana to the suspect, and the suspect had been to his apartment around 10 times.
According to the report, the victim said he is a medical-marijuana user -- as well as a King County employee -- and only sells pot to his friends, which when combined with the burglary really calls into question his definition of the word "friend."