Fremont

Sleeping security guard still stops burglary

SEATTLE -- Despite being asleep on a couch in the lobby, a security guard at a Fremont office building was able to stop a pair of burglars from making off with their loot.

According to the Seattle Police Department's report for the incident, the sleeping security guard was woken up around 5:45 a.m. May 4 when he heard two men with arm loads of computers coming down the stairs from an office above the lobby.

The security guard immediately drew his gun, and the burglars ran back up the stairs and out a door, dropping the computers as they went, according to the report.

They had apparently gotten into the building in the 900 block of North Northlake Way by prying open a door.

Officers were unable to find the burglars but did pull some fingerprints off the left-behind computers.

It's just like I've been trying to tell my boss: just because someone is sleeping doesn't mean they aren't still doing their job.