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Police Cork Wine-Soused Prowling Suspects

Police arrested two men early Monday who broke into a pickup truck in Downtown Seattle after consuming a half-gallon of red wine.

Officers got a call about the car prowl at 5th Avenue and Columbia Street around 1:30 AM on Monday. They arrived to find the owner of a truck standing outside the driver’s window confronting two men inside. The car prowlers had apparently slid open the back window and climbed into the truck while the owner was away.

The owner returned to find his truck occupied. The men inside refused to get out, until police arrived. The prowlers, who’d ransacked the truck’s glove box, were arrested. One of suspects told police that after drinking the wine, he thought “it would be fun” to break into a vehicle.

One suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment of a pre-existing condition. The other was booked into King County Jail for vehicle prowling.