Hours after breaking into a home, a burglar dialed up the victimised homeowners' cousin, asking if he could stop by swap some of the stolen items in exchange for a few personal items he'd left behind.
KOMO News in Washington state reports that the only thing the alleged burglar asked in return from the homeowners was that they not call the police to report the actual crime.
"It's very unusual," Sgt. Kevin Crane of the Bremerton Police Department told KOMO. "I've never seen this happen before where a burglar contacts the victim trying to make a deal to exchange things he left behind for some of the items he stole from the victims."
Earlier, the burglar had fled the scene of the crime after he broke into the residence only to find one of the occupants, a former Marine, was at home and holding a gun. "Get out! I have a gun!" Travis Forman allegedly said, according to KIRO TV.
The robber, Shane Jackman, reportedly said, "Yes, sir!" before running away.
Amongst the items left behind in the robbery were papers identifying the alleged burglar by name. After realising he'd left behind some of his own items at the scene of the crime, Jackman then used a mobile phone he'd stolen from the house to call Foreman's brother in California.