No one said it was easy being a burglar. With your chosen "profession" comes the constant threat of incarceration, not to mention other occupational hazards -- like being confronted and zip-tied by a homeowner who catches you in the act.
And thanks to the rough-and-tumble streets of St. John, Wash, we have just such an instance to report on this afternoon.
According to the Spokesman-Review, this morning around 6 a.m. 47-year-old Michael E. McCarthy allegedly broke into a home in St. John, only to be thwarted by a homeowner who was having none of it (and also had a few zip-ties handy).
From the Spokesman-Review:
A woman called 911 to report that her husband was fighting with an intruder they discovered burglarizing their home, a news release said. Later, the woman said her husband had "secured" the burglar and they were waiting for deputies.
When deputies arrived, they found McCarthy bound with zip-ties, laying on the garage floor.
Awesome, right? Of course it is ... unless you're the burglar.
Apparently, McCarthy felt like the homeowner went a little rough on him.
More from the Spokesman-Review:
"McCarthy later admitted to investigating officers that he broke into the home with the intent to steal items from the residents, but he did not feel that his actions warranted being assaulted by the homeowner as a result," [a press release] said.
Unmoved, deputies booked McCarthy into the Whitman County Jail.
Just further proof that it's tough being a burglar out there.