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VIDEO: Naked, bleeding burglar breaks into Wash. St. museum

Naked Sedro-Wooley burglar CBS affiliate KIRO

(CBS) SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. - A naked and bleeding man was caught on surveillance video as he broke into a museum on September 1 in Sedro-Woolley, about 40 miles north of Seattle, reports CBS affiliate KIRO.

The unidentified 22-year-old man reportedly spent hours inside the museum rearranging ladders, broken boards and pieces of an antique stove on the floor. Police say he broke into the storage area and stayed there overnight.

The museum curator, Carolyn Freeman, said the man was seen on the video placing items in a pattern on the floor.

Police told the station that just hours before the incident, the man was released after having been arrested for car prowling and trespassing. Within just a few hours, the man allegedly stole a vehicle and drove to the museum.

The station reports police caught the suspect with the stolen car and some items from the museum. They also reportedly believe he was under the influence of drugs when he broke in.

Freeman told KIRO that the museum will count on donors to fix and clean up the damage.

  • Iris Carreras

    Iris Carreras covers crime for CBSNews.com

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