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Elementary School Burglars Caught Pizza-Handed

Seattle police are hoping a series of arrests in West Seattle will have a chilling effect on the theft of frozen pizzas from elementary schools.

Around 3:45 AM Monday, an alarm was tripped inside Alki Elementary School, in the 3000 block of 59th Ave SW.

A school security arrived at Alki and found the back door to the school’s kitchen propped open.

At first, the security guard thought a custodian might’ve accidentally set of the alarm, and went to check inside the school. But after he discovered all the lights were off inside the building, he walked back outside and waited for police.

Shortly thereafter, three men—ages 18, 19, and 20—walked out of the school carrying a frozen pizza.

The school security guard told them to stop where they were, and all three suspects waited with the security guard until officers arrived and took the men into custody.

The three suspects told officers they’d been walking around inside the school and planned on going up to the roof of the school to hang out. They did not details their plans for the pizza, which was taken from the school’s freezer.

Officers booked all three suspects into the King County Jail for burglary.