Ballard

Police: Family wallops PBR-toting intruder found urinating in basement

SEATTLE -- A Ballard family worked together using pottery and a brass elephant to utterly trounce a young, beer-toting intruder found urinating in their basement, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, a family friend went into the basement around 4 a.m. Thursday and found an 18-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon in the washing machine and a 21-year-old man peeing in the corner.

The family friend dragged the suspect upstairs when the 59-year-old homeowner and her son teamed up on him, according to police. Despite using a walker, the homeowner was able to bash the suspect over the head with a piece of pottery from her table.

While the homeowner's son and family friend fought with the suspect, the homeowner called 911 and informed police she had armed herself with a brass elephant.

Officers arrived to find the family standing over the bloody suspect. The suspect, who only had five cans of PBR left in his 18-pack, reportedly told officers he thought he was in his own home.

The suspect was taken to Harborview Medical Center complaining of an injured ankle.