According to Seattle Police, a 16-year-old male burglary suspect attempted to kick in a door on Beacon Hill last night - but things didn't go as planned. First, the door proved to be a formidable opponent ... and then - to make matters worse - he fell and injured his hand while running from the scene.
As SPD Detective Mark Jamieson tells it, at approximately 8:15 p.m. last night police were called to a home in the 3700 Block of South Holden Street. The occupants of the house reported hearing an unknown person kicking the back door - which police say frightened them, as they believed a "person was trying to get inside" (you think?).
According to police, "Officers arrived and saw a distinctive shoe print on the back door, indicating where the suspect had tried to kick open the door. The door was ajar about an inch."
The good news is, police say it didn't take long to find the suspected door-kicker.
According to the SPD Blotter blog:
Officers immediately set up containment and a K-9 team responded for a track. While the dog and his handler were conducting their track, another officer came across a juvenile male with an injured hand about 8 blocks south of the house on Beacon Avenue South. Officers were able to verify that the suspect was in fact the burglary suspect, as the pattern on his shoes matched the print on the door. The K-9 team also tracked directly to the suspect. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment of his hand, which he injured when he fell while running from the house.
Police say after the 16-year-old suspect was treated for his injury he was booked into the Youth Services Center for burglary.