A 17-year-old youth has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a north Beacon Hill home last month and crawling into a woman’s bed as she slept, Seattle police said Thursday.
On July 29, the victim reported to police that she was asleep in bed, naked, when she woke and realized someone was lying next to her, police said.
After the woman told the intruder to get out, he replied, “I need to sleep, please let me sleep here,” according to police.
When she insisted, he left the room.
The woman got dressed, went downstairs to see if the intruder had left and found him standing by the door, police said.
He told her, “I need to stay here, I’m leaving town soon,” police said. When the woman said no, he replied “Oh, OK,” and left.
The victim noticed the window to her room was open and the screen had been cut. A knife was on the dresser next to her window, police said.
Detectives arrested the 17-year-old at his home Wednesday and booked him into the Youth Services Center for investigation of burglary. The suspect has a history of this type of behavior, police said, without elaborating on how he was tied to the current case.