Woman Awakes to Find Burglar In Her Home, Throws Him Out

Police arrested a burglar in Ravenna early Sunday after a homeowner awoke to find a man inside her house.

The victim woke up around 5 AM and saw a man standing in the hallway outside her bedroom. The woman began shouting at the suspect, who backpedaled toward the woman’s front door, where the victim gave him one final push out of her house.

She then called police, and officers arrived at her home in the 1200 block of Ravenna Blvd and began searching the neighborhood.

Officer Chet Decker spotted the suspect in nearby Cowen Park and took the 34-year-old man into custody. Police determined the man had entered the woman’s home through an unlocked window, and booked him into King County Jail on investigation of burglary.