By Doug Petrowski
A 32-year-old Seattle woman was arrested and charged with residential burglary Sunday night after she allegedly attempted to steal the car of a Good Samaritan in the 22300 block of 68th Place West in Mountlake Terrace.
According to police, the incident began when a Mountlake Terrace resident found her home flooded Sunday due to a broken water pipe. The homeowner called a neighbor for assistance; he drove to the flooded home and parked his vehicle in the garage. While attempting to turn the water to the house off, an unknown female entered the garage, climbed into the neighbor’s vehicle, and began backing it out of the garage. The Good Samaritan ran to his car, opened the driver’s side door and pulled the female suspect out, who then fled.
An Edmonds Police Department officer apprehended the woman in the 21500 block of 72nd Avenue West. Upon being identified as the suspect by the vehicle’s owner, the woman was arrested and advised of her rights. “She would not acknowledge she heard her rights but instead she stated random words, then began to talk to someone who was not there,” states the police report.
The female suspect was charged and booked into the Snohomish County jail early Monday morning. Residential burglary is a Class B felony in Washington State.