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Naked Burglar Breaks Into Museum

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File photo of an arrested criminal in handcuffs. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) — The curator of the Sedro-Woolley Museum saw something surprising on the museum’s surveillance cameras last weekend.

Carolyn Freeman told KIRO TV a naked man got inside the museum’s storage area and was seen on video rearranging ladders, and placing broken boards and pieces of an antique stove in a pattern on the floor. The break-in happened on September 1st, and the museum was not open at the time. The suspect was inside the museum for several hours, according to Freeman.

“Through the years, there have been a lot of interesting things here,” Freeman told KIRO. “But this one is just very bizarre.”

Sedro-Woolley police told KIRO the burglary suspect had been arrested earlier for car prowling and trespassing, but had been released. The suspect then stole a car, which police believe he drove into a garage door leading into the museum’s storage area.

When police arrested the 22-year-old suspect, they found items missing from the museum. They say he was under the influence of drugs during the break-in. He’s expected to be charged with burglary, theft and car prowling.

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