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September 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Drunken man arrested after breaking into UW frat house

Seattle police arrested a drunken burglar who broke into a fraternity house Monday night and told officers he had “lost all use” of his body.

Officers would later learn he hadn’t entirely lost all use of his body.

Police were called to the fraternity house in the 4600 block of 21st Avenue Northeast around 11 p.m. after a resident caught the man climbing through a bathroom window. The drunken man rushed at a resident of the home, prompting a struggle that ended when fraternity members subdued him.

Officers arrived at the home and found the suspect lying face down on the floor with a group of fraternity members standing around him.

As officers spoke with the man, he kept nodding off and falling over, according to police. He then told officers he was “extremely” intoxicated and had “lost all use” of his body, according to a police account of the incident.

Seattle Fire Department medics checked the man out and proclaimed he was indeed drunk, but not too drunk to go to jail.

The man stumbled and fell to the ground several times. Officers asked the man if he wanted to be carried to the waiting patrol car. “Yes, please” the man replied.

On the way to the precinct, the man thanked the officers for their kindness by urinating and vomiting in the patrol car. He then repeated the acts in a holding cell at the North Precinct, according to police.

Police later booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of burglary.

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