Capitol Hill

Man wakes up to find stranger in bed with him

SEATTLE -- In a story so crazy you'd be forgiven for initially thinking the victim was just making things up, a Capitol Hill resident woke up last Thursday morning to find a complete stranger sleeping next to him in bed, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victim called 911 around 6:15 a.m. to report his strange bedfellow, but the intruder had left by the time officers arrived.

According to the police report for the incident, the victim told officers he didn't know the man and had never seen him before, so he told him to leave and pushed him out the door. He said the man had stood outside asking for his bag until he told him he was calling 911.

Officers found the suspect at 14th Avenue and East Olive Street. According to the report, he had warrants out for him, gave officers a fake name and was fairly angry.

He reportedly told officers he met a guy the night before, and they got drunk together. He said this guy invited him into the victim's home.

According to the report, the suspect couldn't give officers the name of his new drinking buddy and said he didn't know the victim.

By way of explanation, the suspect reportedly told officers people have roommates and get invited to other people's houses all the time.

At that point, the suspect became irate and starting calling officers "fake Mexican" and "Uncle Tom," according to the report.

He was arrested and booked into King County Jail for investigation of burglary.

The victim told officers he thinks the suspect probably came in through his front door.