• Naked stranger climbs through window, asks if he can ‘crash' at house


    SEATTLE - Police and a K-9 team tracked down a man they said climbed through the window of a University District home while naked.

     Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, officers were called to a home in the 5000 block of 8th Avenue Northeast for a report of a naked man who had climbed through a first-floor window.  

      Once inside, he asked the occupants for a woman who did not live at that address, police said.

      He then asked if he could “crash” at the house.  When the occupants declined, the man left through the window.

     A K-9 team began tracking the man, but the scent was lost after about a block.

     Police said just as the K-9 officer was about to call off the search, an officer saw a man wearing jeans and no shirt riding a bike in the area of the search. 

     When the officer turned his patrol car around to investigate, the cyclist dumped his bike and ran away.

     The K-9 team began searching yards in the 700 block of Northeast 53rd Street.  Police said after a thorough search, the man was spotted on the roof of a home.

     A Seattle Fire Department ladder truck helped to safely remove the man from the roof. 

     The victim identified the man as the naked stranger who entered the house.

     The man was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, as drugs may have been a factor in the case, police said.

      Once released from the hospital, the man will be booked into the King County Jail.

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