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Officers Catch Wallingford Burglar

A 34-year-old man is behind bars after breaking into an occupied Wallingford home Sunday morning.

Around 7:30 AM, a startled Seattle man called officers to the 1200 block of North Allen Place when an equally surprised burglar ambled into his kitchen.

The burglar made a prompt exit of the home with the homeowner in tow and on the phone with police. Officers were given a description of the suspect and his last known location.

Officers flooded the area and stopped a man matching the description near North 50th Street and Woodland Park Ave North. After the homeowner confirmed the identity of the bumbling burglar he was arrested.

The suspect was booked into King County Jail on investigation of burglary.