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Police: Teen burglars' overconfidence gets them busted

SEATTLE -- Teenagers don't have a reputation of always thinking their actions through all the way. It turns out, teenage burglars have the same problem, according to the Seattle Police Department.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, a northeast Seattle resident heard his dog barking like crazy and went to investigate. He walked upstairs to see his formerly locked door standing ajar and a couple of teens on his porch, according to the police report for the incident.

The teens looked startled and -- in what can only be described as a supreme display of  overconfidence -- walked over to a neighbor's house and started breaking in while in full view of the resident who had just caught them, according to the report.

The resident, as one would expect, called 911.

Officers arrived in the 11000 block of Durland Place Northeast and found the three teens hiding under a bed and in a closet in the neighbor's basement, according to the report. They had apparently been in the process of stealing a few laptops, a cellphone and a bottle of vodka.

The three suspects were arrested and booked into the Youth Services Center.