Police are hoping a burglar changes his ways after officers caught him walking out of a West Seattle home early Wednesday carrying 65 pounds of stolen coins.
A resident in the 8600 35th Ave SW called 911 around 4 AM after hearing glass breaking and seeing a man climb into a neighbor’s window.
As Officers Joel Nark and Jason Ross arrived at the scene, they saw the burglar emerging from the home, carrying an armload of bags. When officers shouted for the suspect to stop, he dropped everything he was carrying and took off running down an alley.
Police chased after the man, who hopped several fences, ran through yards, and jumped off a 10-foot-high deck as he fled.
Neighbors spotted the suspect running from police and pointed officers in his direction. Police eventually found the suspect hiding in a shed and took him into custody.
Police recovered the 65 pounds of change–which the homeowner reportedly saves to give to his son–and a stolen humidor and booked the suspect into the King County Jail for Investigation of Burglary.