South Seattle

Police: Burglar takes advantage of man being great dad, husband

SEATTLE -- That'll teach him for being a loving husband and an attentive father.

While a South Seattle man was kissing his wife goodbye and helping one of his three children set up a Nintendo Wii before work last Saturday, a burglar walked right in the family's open front door, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The victim was loading his car for work around 8:30 a.m.outside his house in the 3800 block of 41st Avenue South. According to the police report for the incident, he made one final trip back inside to kiss his wife and help his child when he heard the front screen door open and close.

The victim came to the top of the stairs and saw a man run past the bottom of the stairs and out the front door, according to the report.

The victim and his wife chased the intruder for a block before the intruder turned and confronted them.

According to the report, the intruder told the couple he didn't steal anything and, in fact, had never even been in their house. He then got into a mid-90s silver Cadillac Seville with a temporary license plate in the rear window and drove off.

The victim called police, but the couple and officers were unable to find anything missing from their house.

The intruder was described as a black man in his mid 40s with a medium athletic build, approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall and 175 pounds. He had long curly hair and was wearing a red, tan and brown plaid button-up shirt, a maroon or burgundy T-shirt and jeans.