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Police Arrest Bathtub Burglar in Madrona

Police arrested a man Friday evening after he broke into a home, filled up the bathtub, and started bathing with his clothes on.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block of 34th Avenue for reports of a burglary. A woman returned to her home to find one of her windows smashed, and saw an unknown man inside. She stayed outside and called 911.

Police arrived and announced their presence at the residence, instructing anyone inside to come out. After getting no response, officers began to search the home and soon found the suspect in the bathroom. The man was clothed but very wet, and the bathtub was full of water.

The suspect declined to provide any explanation for his actions, and officers booked the 27-year-old man into King County Jail for residential burglary.