Man crashes kids' party, steals balloon animals, pizza


SEATTLE - Police arrested a man they described as “very high” at Green Lake Wednesday night after he crashed an 8-year-old’s party and made off with pizza and balloon animals.

 Officers arrived in the park just before 6 p.m., where parents pointed out the shirtless, shoeless man lying in the grass near a wading pool.

 Parents told police the 28-year-old sat down at a table with several children, ate several pieces of their pizza and stole two balloon animals.

 Parents asked the man to leave, but he refused and began arguing with families.

 Officers who approached the man said he appeared to be under the influence of a potent relaxant of some kind. 

 Officers checked to see if the man needed medical attention and offered to take him to a local hospital, but he declined and tried to walk away.

 Officers arrested him on charges of theft and booked him into the King County Jail.